The Home Medicine Cabinet.

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Arzosah
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Re: The Home Medicine Cabinet.

Post by Arzosah » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:22 pm

Thanks for that! Those really are a hole in my preps, and little burns are so common ... I'm lucky the hole hasn't come back to bite me, so to speak :lol: :lol:

GillyBee
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Re: The Home Medicine Cabinet.

Post by GillyBee » Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:41 pm

Nice oveview here of the main dressing types and why you might want a specific one. Ailmed at medical professionals but stil an interesting read.
https://www.clhgroup.co.uk/news-article ... e-each/258

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Re: The Home Medicine Cabinet.

Post by jansman » Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:39 pm

Burns are an issue on their own. Basically,if you burn yourself ( minor),it needs to go under cold running water for ten minutes. Minimum! After that you need proper medical assistance.Any burn bigger than a ten pence piece.The Hydrogel is for when water is not available,but cold running water is best.
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GillyBee
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Re: The Home Medicine Cabinet.

Post by GillyBee » Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:26 pm

I fully agree, Jansman, about the need for cooling a burn and attending A & E for anything other than very minor damage.
My point was simply that for a minor burn of just a few mm on my hand I find these types of dressing invaluable once the obligatory time under the tap is complete.

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