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11 Pieces of Advice That Can Save Your Life in a Critical Situation

8. Burns

Many people are sure that the first thing they need to do if they get burned is to apply cream or even butter to the damaged area. Doctors highly insist on not using such a method because the wound may get infected.

  • After getting burned, it’s important to quickly cool down the skin. You can use cool water or cold objects to do this.
  • If blisters appear, don’t try to open them up.
  • If a blister was damaged and, as a result, opened up, don’t use water so as not to get an infection. In this case, cover the burn with a sterile bandage and consult a doctor.
  • It’s good to keep a special foam for burns at home. You can get it at any drugstore. Not only will it relieve the pain but it will also help restore the skin.

 

7. Cuts and arterial bleeding

When an artery is damaged, blood will be of a scarlet color and will flow out in pulsating streams.

  • In case of severe arterial bleeding, you need to press the artery above the wound as soon as possible and then apply a tourniquet.
  • Make a note indicating the time of fixing the tourniquet. At room temperature, it can be kept for no more than one hour. Moreover, every 30 minutes, you should loosen it a little bit and then tie it back up again.
  • Call an ambulance.
  • Apply a sterile bandage or a clean piece of cloth to the wound itself.
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