As parents, the safety of your child is your top priority. Since kids have yet to learn caution, they can be fearless in exploring the world, which is why it is important that you keep a first aid kit at home and know how to use it.
Contents of First Aid Kit
Bites/Stings/Scratches from animals or insects
Any injury that breaks the skin means a risk of infection, which includes diseases such as impetigo, rabies, bacteraemia, dengue, etc. Take immediate action to minimise any further risk. Here’s what you can do:
Cuts and scrapes
Most cuts and scrapes can be safely treated at home. If the wound does not stop bleeding, or it is large, gaping, and deep, he will need immediate medical treatment. However, first aid is still needed if it is a severe wound or if the trip to the hospital will take a while.
An educational contribution by Malaysian Paediatric Association.