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How to First Aid for Stop Bleeding

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Stopping Minor Bleeding from Small Cuts:-

Use water-Running water will not only clean the wound, but help to stop the bleeding. Run cold water over the cut to constrict the blood vessels and stop the bleeding.

Use Vaseline-As a result of the waxy texture of Vaseline, applying a small smear of it to minor cuts will block off the blood flow outside of the skin and give the wound time to clot. You can use regular chopstick if you don’t have any plain Vaseline on hand.

Use white vinegar. The astringent properties of vinegar help to disinfect and clot small cuts. Dab a bit of white vinegar onto the cut with a cotton ball, and wait for the bleeding to stop.

Use some corn-starch-Sprinkle a bit of corn-starch onto the cut, being careful not to rub it or cause any further abrasions. You can lightly press the powder onto the cut to help expedite the process. When the cut has stopped bleeding, use running water to rinse the corn-starch off.

Use spider webs-This is a great option if you are cut while hiking or outdoors. Grab some (spider-free) spider webs and place them over the cut, rolling them up if necessary. The webs will stanch the blood flow and give your cut time to clot internally.

Use a styptic pencil-These waxy pencils were originally made for shaving nicks and razor burn but work great for any small cut. Rub the pencil over your skin and let the mineral astringents it contains go to work. It will sting a bit on contact, but after a few seconds both the pain and bleeding will go away.

Dress the cut-Apply a sterile bandage or dressing to the wound to help keep out any dirt and stop further bleeding. You can use a simple Band-Aid or a piece of clean gauze.

 

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Treating Serious Wounds:-

Lie down-It will help to lessen the likelihood of shock if you can elevate the legs or position the head lower than the trunk. Check the victim's breathing and circulation before proceeding.

Elevate a wounded limb-Raising the wounded limb above heart will help to reduce severe bleeding. If you suspect a broken bone, however, do not attempt to move the limb.

Remove any debris-Clean up any visible foreign body and dirt, but do not clean the wound thoroughly as this can aggravate the wound. Your immediate priority is to stop severe bleeding. Cleaning the wound can wait.

Apply firm pressure directly to the wound until the bleeding stops-Use a pad of clean gauze, dressing, or clothing. Place your hand over the pad and apply firm pressure with fingers or a hand to the wound.

 

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Internal Bleeding:-

Call an ambulance immediately-Get the bleeding victim to hospital as quickly as possible. Internal bleeding cannot be treated at home and can only be dealt with by a doctor.

Relax in a comfortable position-Keep the victim calm, resting comfortably, and prevent further injury. Don't stress movement, and remain lying down if you're able.

Check for breathing-Monitor the victim's airway, breathing and circulation. If there is any, attend to external bleeding.

Maintain normal body temperature-Keep from getting too hot or too cold by applying rags dipped in water and placed over the forehead.

 

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