10+ Quick First Aid Tips That Can Save Your Day

3. Heart attacks

10+ Quick First Aid Tips That Can Save Your Day

When it comes to heart attacks, early intervention helps limit the damage. Chewing an aspirin can help because it will inhibit the blood platelets that cause blood clotting, which is what blocks your arteries. When taking aspirin, it is important to take small doses and to chew the pill instead of swallowing it or taking it with water, since this will help it work faster. Try to contact emergency services as soon as possible.

4. Bee stings

10+ Quick First Aid Tips That Can Save Your Day

If you are stung by a bee, you need to remove the stinger. While it is commonly believed that pulling the stinger out of the skin minimizes the poison, the most important thing is the timing. You need to try to remove the stinger as soon as possible, whether you scratch at it, remove it with tweezers, or pull it out. When a bee loses its stinger, it releases a scent that attracts other bees to the area, who will likely sting you out of defense. Once the stinger is removed and you have left the area, wash the wound and apply a cold compress. If you are allergic, try to keep an autoinjector, or EpiPen, on hand and contact emergency services as soon as possible.

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