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#262027 - 07/23/13 12:57 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
MDinana Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle

I have no experience with specifically abrasions hence why I asked who has experience. Thanks again.

Jeanette Isabelle

You've never skinned your knee?!?


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#262028 - 07/23/13 01:21 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: MDinana]
Jeanette_Isabelle Online   content
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I have; I was under the impression an abrasion is worse than what I had experienced, as painful as it was.

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#262030 - 07/23/13 03:53 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I have; I was under the impression an abrasion is worse than what I had experienced, as painful as it was.

Jeanette Isabelle

Nope, an abrasion is just scraped sking. Granted, you can scrape a lot of it (see "road rash"), but it's superficial.

You're probably thinking lacerations, avulsions, amputations....

Abrasions suck, but rarely need more than a quick scrub and keeping it clean.

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#262031 - 07/23/13 05:41 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: MDinana]
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I was thinking of road rash.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#262033 - 07/23/13 05:53 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: ]
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After that incident, how have you treated road rash?

Edit: I know MDinana has said soap and water; there are situations in which running water may not available. I am including a 60 cc irrigation syringe and thus far two oz foil packets of Povidone-Iodine to treat the water.

Jeanette Isabelle


Edited by Jeanette_Isabelle (07/23/13 06:45 PM)
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#262045 - 07/24/13 06:23 AM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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For what it's worth here is a link to the first aid kits the US Embassy's are procuring. It gives you an idea as to what they stock. However; they are very pricey.

http://www.progressivemed.com/estylez_ps.aspx?searchmode=keyword&searchkeyword=us+embassy

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#262049 - 07/24/13 02:52 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: MDinana]
nursemike Offline
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Loc: wellington, fl
Originally Posted By: MDinana


How far are you from civilization? Benadryl is only a stop gap for anaphylaxis, so it's overall utility ai would put below bismuth. Folks are likely to get diarrhea, not likely to become anaphylactic (and if they do, oral benadryl is a poor choice for treatment). If it's just for regular allergies, so what if you have a runny nose? This goes back to people bringing their own prescriptions. I would say maybe 5- 10 packs of benadrly and the rest bismuth.



Probably not planning to treat anaphylaxis with this kit. Probably trying to keep some nice folks from the first world comfortable in a third world setting. Benadryl is fine treatment for insect bites, mild allergic skin and respiratory symptoms, and for folks who are sleeping poorly in an exotic location. For anaphylaxis et al., contact local authorities and hope for the best.
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#262050 - 07/24/13 04:19 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
JPickett Offline
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"first aid kits the US Embassy's are procuring. It gives you an idea as to what they stock. However; they are very pricey"
But these are the people who pay 400 dollars for a hammer and 800 dollars for a toilet seat.

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#262051 - 07/24/13 04:29 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
tomfaranda Offline
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Registered: 02/14/08
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Loc: Croton on Hudson, NY
Well, the $399 kit DOES include one #2 pencil. And one whistle.

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#262052 - 07/24/13 05:55 PM Re: Build a Wilderness First Aid Kit [Re: nursemike]
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Originally Posted By: nursemike
Probably not planning to treat anaphylaxis with this kit. Probably trying to keep some nice folks from the first world comfortable in a third world setting. Benadryl is fine treatment for insect bites, mild allergic skin and respiratory symptoms, and for folks who are sleeping poorly in an exotic location. For anaphylaxis et al., contact local authorities and hope for the best.

Make that twenty packets of Bismuth Subsalicytate, ten packets of Diphenhydramine, five packets of Aspirin and five packets of Acetaminophen? Hydrocortisone 1% Cream packets are good for skin reactions. Include them?

Jeanette Isabelle
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