You’ve Been Applying Band-Aids Wrong And Other First Aid Tips You Should Never Ignore

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Hunting brings a lot of risks because you're outdoors. Nature will never be good to you if you're not careful. You never know what kinds of accidents you may get into while you're out hunting. But it's better to be safe than sorry.

Check out these first aid tips that you should never EVER ignore.

You've Been Applying Band-Aids Wrong And Other First Aid Tips You Should Never Ignore

Be Sure To Survive With These Amazing First Aid Tips For Application

In a hunting party, at least one person should have the knowledge to administer first aid. But just to be safe, everyone should know these basic first-aid tips just in case. Take a look at these tips for a more effective first aid application.

Thermal Burns

Lotions and other greasy ointments should not be applied on first-degree burns.

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These items might actually interfere with the body's natural healing process. Instead, exposing the burnt area to cool running water for 20 minutes or more will do the trick. View the article here.

Heart attack

There are a lot of cases of heart attacks while trekking the trails to camping sites or hunting grounds. Common symptoms are chest pains, nausea, shortness of breath, and numbness or tingling on the left arm.

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If this happens, loosen all the tight clothing on the patient and immediately call for help. If the person passes out and becomes unresponsive, administer CPR. View the article here.

Bee Sting

When stung by a bee, prevent any allergic reaction by taking in antihistamine. Immediately take out the stinger by scraping it out using a card or a knife.

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To relieve the pain, you can take ibuprofen but seek medical attention right away. View the article here.


For deep and bloody cuts, wrap it with pressure bandages and apply pressure to close up the wound.

It is advisable to raise the wounded area above the heart and this sometimes means having to lay the patient down on the ground.

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The fingers are a delicate part of the body and you can't really put a large patch on them once they're cut.

Take a look at this ingenious way of using bandages and you'll realize you've been doing it all wrong.

Knowing the proper application of first aid stands on the thin line between life and death depending on the level of danger present when injured.

Once you get into an accident, it is always best to call for help and seek medical attention as fast as possible. Ultimately, one should learn first aid applications from professionals before engaging in outdoor activities.

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You've Been Applying Band-Aids Wrong And Other First Aid Tips You Should Never Ignore

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 01, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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