9 First Aid Hacks For Those Who Don’t Have a First Aid Kit On Hand

    9 First Aid Hacks For Those Who Don’t Have a First Aid Kit On Hand

    9 First Aid Hacks For Those Who Don’t Have a First Aid Kit On Hand
    Tania
    3:22 AM EDT, June 25, 2022, updated: 5:08 AM EDT, June 25, 2022

    First aid when there is no first aid kit can be a challenge. But if you can keep a cool head and substitute first aid supplies with what you have on hand, you will be able to handle the situation.

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    First aid when there is no first aid kit - these things are worth having on hand

    #1 Wrapping Foil

    It will be great to use as a bandage on the burned area in the absence of something better. It is also good to put a piece of wet cloth on it for a cooling sensation. Cloth does not stick to wounds. It is just important not to use the first few inches from the roll.

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    #2 Tea in Bags

    It is worth remembering that tea has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and shrinking properties. It is great as a poultice after a painful sting, as well as for minor wounds, boils, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

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    #3 Tampons and Sanitary Pads

    With their help you can easily improvise bandages that will stop any bleeding, including nosebleeds (and the sight of a loved one with a tampon/tampons in their nose will be remembered forever and will be a great story for later).

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    #4 Credit Card

    Its presence in this list may surprise you, but cards of this type work great as a tool to help remove a splinter or wasp sting. It is used to undermine the splinter/splinter.

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    #5 T-Shirt

    Its use as a provisional bandage is probably pretty obvious, right? It can also be used to improvise a sling.

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    #6 Super Glue

    An open wound is one of the worst things, getting accidentally infected with some nasty stuff is not easy at all. If you have absolutely no better way to close the wound use super glue. It won't be aesthetically pleasing or exactly healthy, but it will still be 100 times better than getting infected with something more serious.

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    #7 Bedding

    You can use it not only to improvise bandages or dressings. Good linen can also help you move an injured person if necessary.

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    #8 Alcohol

    The antiseptic properties of alcohol probably need no introduction. In the absence of professional means, it will be very useful in disinfecting wounds. Remember in this case that the stronger, the better.

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    #9 Insulating Tape

    The tape not only can serve us at home but also help to stiffen up a body part that has suffered a sprain. Admittedly, professional bracing will absolutely not replace it, but it will definitely make a difference.

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    As you can see first aid is also about using our imagination creatively fast.

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