Quarantine: How To Handle Minor Emergencies
Over the last few months, everyone across the world has been asked to stay at home as much as they can to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19. These have been unprecedented times, and for most of us, we have felt very nervous about going out to do simple tasks such as grocery shopping.
As the pandemic has evolved, we have started to settle into the new normal. We are buying most of the things we need online. We head out to the shops and keep a distance between other members of the public and us. We wear gloves, face masks and use hand sanitiser almost every hour! We’ve created routines which now work for us, and while we might be missing our loved ones, we are pretty settled with life as we now know it. But, what happens if you find yourself facing a minor emergency.
However careful we are, accidents happen. Unfortunately, if an accident occurs while you are in quarantine, you may not be able to get immediate help or, you might not want to take a trip to your local medical centre.
It’s essential to have a well-stocked first-aid kit. Many houses have medical supplies but do you know exactly what you have and how well could you handle a small burn or a cut? If you don’t already, get online and find a comprehensive first aid kit. You can buy complete kits from sites such as Amazon which will have almost every household emergency cared for. You need to ensure you have an antibacterial wash for any cuts and scrapes and you should also have a separate eyewash kit.
If you find yourself with a broken tooth, then you probably need emergency dental care; however, there could be a long wait, or they might advise you to wait and home if the pain is bearable. In this case, you’ll need a few home remedies to help you manage the pain, especially if you have nerve pain which can be very difficult to treat with over the counter pain relief. Try clove oil; this is really good at soothing most tooth-related tenderness.
You need to be able to keep a cool head and remain calm, so it’s sensible to brush up on basic first aid. There are several courses available online, or you could watch YouTube videos to help you learn how to treat minor burns, clean out a cut and how to bandage a sprained ankle. Learn as many skills as you can to ensure you can look after yourself and your family.
You mustn’t stay away from medical centres out of fear. This could lead to a nasty infection if you avoided seeing someone. Keep a contact number for your health care professional and don’t be afraid to use it. It many cases they can advise you over the phone to give you peace of mind and ensure you are handling the treatment correctly.
Stay calm and be prepared. That way, you can handle almost any situation that comes your way.
This is a collaborative post.