Island First Aid Tips

Island First Aid TipsAlligators – Do NOT go near alligators. They run very fast. Do NOT feed or tease!
Bee Stings – Apply a baking soda paste and ice. If allergic, seek medical help.
Crab Bites – Rinse well, disinfect, and apply antibiotic ointment, you may need stitches.
Oyster Shells – Cuts and abrasions can result in serious infections. Medical treatment advised.
Jelly Fish Stings – Apply vinegar, sugar, salt or dry sand. After 20 min., rinse with salt water.
Snake Bites – CALL 911. Use a compression dressing just above site, NOT a tourniquet.
Sting Ray – Rinse with water and apply heat to neutralize sting. Seek medical attention.
Sunburn – Soak in cool water unless skin is broken or blistered. Ibuprofen may help.
Tick Bites – DO NOT attempt to remove the tick. Cover with Vaseline or a film of oil. When insect is free, remove with tweezers. Look for flu-like symptoms for up to two weeks. If this occurs, seek immediate medical attention.

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