First Aid

First Aid for Fire Cracker Burns

If there is any place that knows how to celebrate a festival, it is India. Diwali being the king of all the festivals, people express their joy and celebrate this festival by burning crackers and lighting lamps. However, if proper care is not taken while bursting crackers, the festival can turn to be a disaster.

 

Fire cracker burns are very common while celebrating Diwali. Here you can find few first aid tips for minor fire cracker burns.

 

 

First Aid Treatment:

Despite all the safety, accidents and injury can occur without giving a warning sign. Hence, appropriate knowledge is required to perform the right action during the accident.

 


  • Cool the burning sensation:

    Place the burnt area under the cool, running water until the pain subsides. One can also place a cloth dipped in chilled water over the affected area. However, do not place ice or butter on the burn as it can make the pain more worse.


  • Clothes and Accessories:

    Carefully try to remove the burnt clothes of the victim unless it is sticking to the injury. Remove any rings, belt, watch, shoes or any accessory worn by the victim before the affected area swells.


  • Blisters:

    Take extra care not to break any blisters caused due to burning.


  • Cover it up:

    Once the burnt area is cooled for about 15 to 20 minutes under the running water, one can apply ointment designed for burns over the affected area and cover the wound with a clean and dry cloth or bandage.


  • Injured

    Eyes:

    If the eyes get burnt, immediately rinse the eyes with water and call for medical emergency. If the victim is wearing contact lenses, remove them before rinsing it with water.


  • Fire:

    If the person catches fire while playing with the crackers, drop him on the ground and roll him over to extinguish the fire. Make use of jacket or blanket to cover the victim and pat the flames out. Immediately seek for medical attention.


  • Tip:

    Minor burns can be treated with Herbal applications such as coconut oil, neem oil, aloe or honey dressing.

 

 

Diet For Fast Recovery:

Following tips can help one to recover fast

 

  • Eat plenty of antioxidant food such as cherries, tomatoes and blueberries.
  • Avoid eating food such as bread, pasta and sugar.
  • Use healthy cooking oil such as olive oil.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Last but not the least, drink plenty of pure and fresh water.

 

Take care of yourself and your loved ones by always keeping a well stocked first aid kit handy.

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