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Being able to provide first aid during an emergency is an important skill to have. Use these helpful tips and be ready to assist someone when they need it most. This is a guide about first aid tips.
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By 2 found this helpful
May 5, 2009

A friend gave our married daughter who has 2 small children this tip. Always have a red cloth hanky clean and ready in case of a bloody injury. When our grandson was hit on the forehead and started to bleed profusely, she got the red cloth hanky and held it on his injury.

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After taking him inside the house to clean the wound and check to see if it warranted a doctor call and/or visit (which did require 4 stitches), she proceeded to use the same red cloth to clean his injured area. She turned him away from any mirrors, so he couldn't see the injury, ran warm faucet water on the cloth so she could check on the blood flow. Then she got him relaxed with his favorite beverage while she called in. Because of the red cloth hanky, he didn't realize he was bleeding and never got scared, because he never saw blood.

Later as they drove to the doctor, he held his own red cloth on the injury. Everyone at the doctor's marveled at how brave he was so he naturally didn't seem to mind the stitches too much. Amazing how not seeing blood (as you might on a white cloth), helped calm him as well as his young mom.

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By mfeld from Twin Cities, MN

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May 31, 2012

Keep all your first aid stuff in a small fruit basket with a handle. Put your peroxide, bandages and gauze pads, etc. Then it will be easy to carry with you on picnics or to the park. You can also carry your sun-tan lotion in it. Don't forget aspirin for bee stings.
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By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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July 1, 2012

Anyone who has children knows some kids scream louder after being hurt, especially when they see the blood! I know I have a couple who are that way. So I now use a red cloth when they get cut so they can't see the blood.

By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario

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January 13, 2012

I often have a wound that is larger than the pad of the standard bandage. To make the pad cover the wound, I simply cut off one bandages adhesive part, then lay it down on another bandage with the pads touching. The pad is big enough to cover the wound, and one adhesive side can be folded up under the one you wrap around the finger.
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This helps with wounds on flatter surfaces like a leg, cheek or arm, when you don't have to worry about the bandage meeting itself, like on a finger or thumb.

I find this helps and wanted to pass it on.

By Sandi A. from Salem, OR

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April 5, 2007

Do you know you can get first aid tips through the internet? I swallowed something and then consulted the net and found out that the item was small enough so the doctors couldn't do anything but wait until it passed through me, so it saved me a trip to the emergency room (where they would have told me the same thing for lots of money).

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November 21, 20100 found this helpful

If you have a small cut that won't stop bleeding, like a cut received while shaving, use tobacco instead of toilet paper. It congeals and stops the bleeding. One side effect is a tobacco hit, but it really works.

Source: Friend

By Paul from Brisbane, Australia

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February 16, 2015

If you don't have a plaster (bandage), sellotape, wound round the affected finger several times so that it sticks to itself, will work just as well at containing and then stopping the bleeding. You do need to be a bit careful not to wind it round too tightly, though.

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November 9, 20040 found this helpful

Wash cut carefully and apply chopped or mashed raw garlic. Cover with a slather of honey and bandage. Continue until wound is healed.

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By 0 found this helpful
January 26, 2009

Does anyone know what cures a cut on your finger? Thanks.

Donita

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 26, 20090 found this helpful

Honey & a bandaid...

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January 26, 20090 found this helpful

When my boys were getting them often I used Neosporin by the gallon...almost.

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January 26, 20090 found this helpful

I use lemon juice, and I just heard about the miraculous cures of honey. Lemon juice on a bruise gets rid of the bruise, or tomato juice. Just put it on the cut or the bruise.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 26, 20090 found this helpful

Peroxide, soaking in betadine solution for 3 minutes and then neosporin or triple antibiotic, then cover until healed changing dressing often.

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January 27, 20090 found this helpful

hello every one, thanks for all the info on cuts on fingers, im sure gonna try these, a cut really does hurt.
thanks, Donita.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

Always keep the cut clean by washing it daily and putting sugar on it, then wrap it up with a band aid. This will do the trick!

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

My favorite trick is using Desitin, a baby ointment for diaper rash containing zinc. Wash your cut thoroughly, dry, put a large amount of Desitin on it, and bandage. By morning, the cut should have started to mend and the soreness will be gone. Finger cuts are extremely painful for me since I play piano as well as quilting and sewing.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

Unpasteurized honey is supposed to be the better choice. Heard about this from a veterinarian.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 27, 20090 found this helpful

How deep is the cut? If you do not need stitches you can do the following. Keep it clean and dry. Use neosporin and a band-aid during the day. At night, remove the band-aid and let it get fresh air. Re-apply neosporin and band-aid in the morning. Repeat this process until it is healed.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 28, 20090 found this helpful

Nobody has so far suggested aloe! aloe vera does wonders. I just had a cut in a crease and did not have a treatment; it took forever. In these days of superbugs, it is important to cover up a cut.

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January 28, 20090 found this helpful

I have heard that pepper works! (As in salt & pepper -not hot pepper!! Oh dear, the very thought!)

When the cut has healed I dab on some Vitamin E oil onto the wound to prevent scarring. I prick with a pin a Vit E capsule and use the oil from there.
Hope this helps.

Monique :)

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 28, 20090 found this helpful

The pharmacist told me to use a product that has a name something like Liquid Bandage. I buy the CVS brand so I cant remember the exact name. its a liquid that covers your cut and enables it to heal without getting infected.

I cant be sure, but I think it is similar to super glue. It smells like nail polish. But I would NOT use either of those products in its place as they may not be sanitary, etc.

I hope you will try to find this product. You will be VERY pleased. You can wear it and its invisible.

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January 28, 20090 found this helpful

hello, thanks to all of you on here, its nice to know that theres a dr. in the house. haha, i love all kinds of remidys, if anyone has some, send them to me at precioustaylor@stjoelive.com thanks again. Donita.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 28, 20090 found this helpful

Clean the cut, dry completely. If not a deep cut- try NuSkin-a product you paint on like nail polish. If you do this 2-3 times, it will heal in a very short time! This is available at the pharmacy or dept. store.

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By guest (Guest Post)
January 31, 20090 found this helpful

Suger or super glue.

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