The above quote says more than could possibly imagine, it have saved a lot of lives, because it has prompted many persons to become more proactive and thoughtful especially when it comes to seriously issues that has to do with health.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data.On the other hand, some persons who took it to be a cliche have faced serious problems, including life threatening problems.
Well, today I am going to advise you on two things that you need to have in your house if you have children, incase there is an emergency such food poisoning, poisoning or otherwise.
Children are delicate and fun seeking humans, and they are less careful and safety conscious than adults.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data.Sometimes their carelessness is due to ignorance, while at other times it is due to negligence and playfulness, which is why they are children and are under parental guidance after all.
These therefore makes you (parents) responsible for the protection and safety of your children.
Hence you need to have these two things at home always for emergencies such as food poisoning.
1. Bitter kola and activated charcoal:
View pictures in App save up to 80% data.View pictures in App save up to 80% data.These two substances are known as Anti poisons, and if you look around you and follow news updates on social platforms, you will discover that the rate at which children are poisoned or has increased, especially now that students are told to stay at home due to the pandemic.
You can buy activated charcoal from any pharmacy or drug outlet, or you can make them yourself at home.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data.These Anti poisons are good as first aids for emergencies following poisoning or food poisoning, all you have to is give any of the Anti poisons (bitter kola or activated charcoal) to the child, and they will help adsorb and flush out the poison from their system before it is absorbed from the gut or stomach to cause harm to the child.
The anti poison are given to stabilize the child before taking him or her to the hospital for further treatment.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data.On a case where you don’t have any anti poison at home, the child might suffer from serious health problems before he or she gets medical attention.
Remember, when it comes to health, you can never be too careful because health is life.
In my next article, I will teach you how to make a local Antipoison using charcoal from firewood at home.
2. First Aid Kit:
I deliberately separated Anti poisons from the first aid kit, because it is more important due to the life threatening dangers associated with ingesting poisons.
Other components of the first aid kit are important, but not as important relative to Anti poisons.
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However, it is a must have at home for emergencies relating to domestic hazards such as burns or injuries.
For burns please the first thing to is to put the part of the body that was burnt under running water for some minutes, then give a pain relief from your first aid kits afterwards.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data.Please don’t burst any blisters around the burn area.View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
After putting the burnt part under running water, apply any moisturizing lotion on the affected area to cool it and prevent it from drying.