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Here are important tips to follow in case of a snake bite
-Note the snake’s appearance and try to calm the person affected with the bite.
-Make the person lie down. If the bite is on a limb, keep it below the chest level.
-Restrict all movements, especially those of the limbs.
Here are some important tips to follow in case of abdominal pain:
-Sit or lie down in a position that is most comfortable for you.
-Do not eat or drink any food item or painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin.
-If you have a history of peptic ulcer disease
Here are some important tips to follow in case of fainting:
-Make the person lie down.
-Assess his/her level of consciousness by asking simple questions like his/her name, age, address.
-Loosen any tight clothes around neck and chest.
-If the person is unconscious, start CPR ( Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and call for an ambulance.
Here are some important tips to follow in case of a sprain or strain:
-Follow RICE therapy.
-Rest- Rest and limit all movements. Use a sling or crutches to support the limb if necessary.
-Ice- Apply ice in a towel on the affected area for 20 minutes each hour.
-Compress- Wrap cloth bandage firmly (not too tight) around the joint/limb to reduce swelling.
Here are some essential tips to follow in case of vomiting:
-Make yourself comfortable.
-Do not eat solid foods until vomiting stops.
-Once vomiting stops, consume clear liquids, water, ORS, coconut water, lemon water.
-Avoid milk and solid diet.
-Bland foods like rice, khichdi, soup can be started once vomiting starts to subside.
Here are important tips that you should follow in case of diarrhea:
-Rest as much as possible.
-Drink lots of fluids in the form of water, ORS , curd, probiotic yoghurt , coconut water, lemon water.
-Consuming fruits like apple, pomegranate may be helpful.
-Eat light meals like dal rice, curd rice, khichdi.
-Avoid milk, butter milk, spicy foods, alcohol, and caffeine.
Here are some essential tips to follow in case of a suspected attack of Stroke/Paralysis:
If the person is conscious
-Make the person sit/lie in a comfortable position.
-Call for an ambulance or rush the person to hospital.
Here are important tips to follow in case of an acute attack of asthma
-Calm down the person and do not leave him/her alone.
-Make the patient rest in a comfortable upright position.
-Loosen any tight clothing around chest, neck area.
Here are some essential tips to follow in case of high grade fever ( Above 103oF)
-Monitor the temperature with thermometer.
-Make the person rest in a comfortable cool temperature under a fan or an air conditioner.
-If the person has chills, cover him/her with light clothing.
-Give 500 mg paracetamol every 6 hourly round the clock.