First Aid FAQs

How should I treat a first-degree burn?

Remember that a first-degree burn only affects the top layer of the skin. Immediately pour cool water over the affected area until the pain subsides. Now cover the area with a sterile gauze pad.

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What should I do if an elderly person faints?

Call 911 immediately. Elevate the patient’s legs to direct blood flow to his/her brain. Attempt to revive the patient by shaking or shouting his/her name.

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