What can you do if you are injured?

What can you do if you are injured?

Properly disinfect wounds

Please wait until the bleeding stops; clean dirty wounds with lukewarm tap water (or even mineral water) without touching them with your finger.

You can disinfect with marigold essence (mix ratio 1:5 with warm water) or a disinfectant. Then, cover the germ-free wound with an adhesive bandage (“plaster”) or a gauze compress, which you attach to an adhesive plaster.

Remember to change the dressing 1-2 times a day and check if the wound is healing or infected – signs include redness, warmth, swelling and pain around the wound.

By the way, you can take 3-5 drops of Rescue Remedy ( Bach flowers ) or give it to your child to counteract the shock; to support healing, the homoeopathic Arnica D12 (in the 1st hour 5 globules every 10 minutes, then every hour).

 

Wound care tips

  • Abrasions:  If small stones, sand or small splinters of wood cannot be rinsed out with the water, use tweezers to help. Calendula D12 helps homeopathically (5 globules every 2 hours, from the 2nd day, three times a day).
  • Lacerations, bruises, lacerations:  You can treat minor wounds (up to about ½ centimetre) yourself. Sometimes squeezes help to stop the bleeding faster. Dab the wound with a clean cloth and bring the edges of the wound together with adhesive plasters without tension. Calendula D12 helps homeopathically (5 globules every 2 hours, from the 2nd day, three times a day).
  • You can clean a small bite wound with a soap solution (curd soap), then cover it with a sterile cloth – you should go to the doctor at the slightest sign of inflammation (in any case, for larger or deeper bite wounds). Homeopathically, Ledum D12 helps (5 globules every 2 hours, from the 2nd day, three times a day).
  • Cuts:  Take care of more minor, clean cuts in the same way; for larger ones or those with restricted mobility, e.g. B. of the finger, off to the doctor. Staphysagria D12 helps homeopathically (5 globules every 2 hours, from the 2nd day to three times daily).
  • Splinters, thorns:  pull it out with pointed tweezers; sometimes, this works better if you soak the affected body part in a warm, soapy bath for fifteen minutes beforehand. Another tip: apply ointment and plaster on it – try again the next day. If none of that helps, the doctor has to go. Silicea D12 (5 globules twice a day) helps homeopathically.

Caution: Whether an injury is large or small, lockjaw (tetanus) is always possible. Therefore, vaccination against this infection is essential for children and adults! So remember the booster vaccination. Consult the doctor if you need more clarification about your current protection status.

What should be at hand in a medicine cabinet?

  • Means for disinfecting wounds
  • Wound healing ointment, gel against burns (usually available in combination with insect bites )
  • Cooling pad (keep in the fridge)
  • Assortment of dressing material: sterile compresses, gauze bandages, wound healing bandages (plasters), fixing plasters, disposable gloves, elastic bandages, triangular cloths to immobilize joints
  • small scissors tweezers for removing foreign objects

 

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