The aims of first aid are to save life, limit injury, ease pain and anxiety, and summon the most appropriate help available. All first-aid methods, whether they are associated with conventional
medicine or complementary therapies, are based on a common-sense approach to dealing with a serious accident or a minor scrape. Homeopathic remedies can help to relieve pain, to allay
anxiety and fear, and to facilitate healing. They can be used in conjunction with any other medication.

The most important things to do in an emergency are to keep a clear head and not to panic, to determine what the priorities are, and to act decisively and promptly. Ideally, at least one person in every household should be trained in first-aid procedures. Only once the priorities listed below have been identified should homeopathic remedies be given.

Assessing serious conditions
Make sure that you, the victim, and your surroundings are safe. Very gently shake the victim by both shoulders—without moving the neck in case of head or neck injuries—and ask a question or give a command.If there is no response, proceed airway, breathing, and circulation.

If a victim is unconscious, and you have already checked their airway, breathing, and circulation and you do not suspect serious head or spinal injuries, carefully maneuver them into a safe position and call the emergency services. Do not leave an unconscious person unattended. Check their airway, breathing, and pulse every five minutes. Make sure that they are kept warm, but that they do not become overheated.

Check any open wounds to see if there is bleeding. If there is, apply a sterile pad and, if possible, a bandage. If there is a profuse flow of blood from the wound, call the emergency services. Place a sterile pad over the wound and apply firm pressure to the area until the bleeding stops or medical help arrives.

Cool all small burns in cold water for up to 10 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap or a burn dressing. If neither is available, use a non-fluffy, clean dressing. If burns extend over an area larger than the palm of a hand, call the emergency services and carefully cover the affected parts with plastic wrap. Do not attempt to remove any pieces of clothing that may have adhered to burned skin. Do not burst blisters or apply lotion, cream, or gel to the wounds. If the victim is conscious, administer sips of water to minimize fluid loss.

Evidence of a fracture includes pain, an inability to move the affected part, visible deformity, swelling, bruising, and shock. Try to immobilize the affected part to prevent further damage and blood loss. Bandage an arm against the chest or one leg to the other, for example. Pad out the bandages above and below the fracture so that clothes and blankets do not exert pressure on it. If the fracture is open, apply padding to each side of the bone, then cover the whole area with a
sterile dressing. Apply pressure to the padding to help slow the bleeding. Call the emergency services or take the victim to hospital if the injury affects the upper limb.

The airway may be obstructed by food, the tongue, vomit, or a foreign object, causing coughing, crying, and breathing difficulties. Check the mouth and remove any obvious
obstruction. Encourage the victim to cough. If the victim cannot cough, breathe, or speak, stand behind him and wrap your arms around his waist, under his breastbone. Make a fist with one hand and hold it in your other hand, Pull sharply upward and inward five times. Repeat the slaps and pulls three times. If the victim stops breathing, be prepared to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Electric shock
If someone has suffered an electric shock, turn off the circuit breaker or use a broom handle or dry clothing to separate the victim from the power source. Keep them away from water, which conducts electricity. Start basic life support . Look for any wounds. Lay a conscious person on their back, raise the legs slightly, and tilt the head to one side with the chin up. Place an unconscious victim in a safe position, and cover them.

These remedies for common minor injuries and illnesses make a good star t-up selection, which can be added to gradually.
Dosages are suitable for adults, children, and babies.
• Aconite 30c • Rhus tox. 6c • Apis 30c • Ruta 6c
• Arnica 6c, 30c • Silica 6c • Bryonia 30c • Symphytum 6c
• Cantharis 6c, 30c • Ur tica urens 6c • Carbo veg. 30c • Euphrasia 6c
• Hypericum 30c • Ledum 6c • Nux vomica 6c • Phosphorus 6c

Arnica 30c every 2 hours for 6 doses, then 3 times daily up to 3 days
Ledum 6c every 2 hours for 6 doses, then 3 times daily up to 3 days
Hypericum 30c every 2 hours up to 3 days

Arnica 30c every 5 minutes up to 10 doses
Lachesis 6c every 8 hours up to 3 days
Crotalus 30c every 15 minutes up to 6 doses

Arnica 30c every 5 minutes up to 10 doses
Ledum 6c every 8 hours up to 3 days
Apis 30c every 15 minutes up to 6 doses

Arnica 30c every 15 minutes up to 3 doses
Cantharis 30c every 15 minutes up to 6 doses
Urtica urens 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses

Cantharis 6c 4 times daily until pain wears off
Rhus tox. 6c 4 times daily until pain wears off

Arnica 6c every 2 hours up to 4 doses
Ledum 6c every 2 hours up to 10 doses
Euphrasia 6c every 2 hours up to 3 doses
Hypericum 30c half-hourly up to 10 doses
Arnica 30c every 4 hours up to 6 doses

This ailment occurs when the balance mechanism in the inner ear is upset by motion, especially while reading or focusing on stationary objects. Travel sickness is most common among children.
Avoid eating greasy foods and overeating before traveling. To prevent travel sickness, begin taking the appropriate remedy one hour before star ting a journey. If there is vomiting, sip water frequently to avoid dehydration. If possible, increase ventilation in the vehicle in which you are traveling.
CAUTION People with insulin-dependent diabetes should be observed for hypoglycemia given glucose or a sugary drink if necessary.

Tabacum 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses
Cocculus 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses
Nux vomica 6c every 15 minutes up to 10 doses

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