first aid


Question by  PooBear (341)

What is the proper first aid for a glass shards injury?


Answer by  Millicent (55)

First of all, ensure that there are no shards of glass embedded in the injury. Then, if the injury is bleeding, get a towel and place it on the injured area, making sure to apply gentle pressue while doing so. Hold the towel on the area until the bleeding stops. once the bleeding has stopped, clean the area.


Answer by  catewheeler (289)

It's important to be sure all the shards are removed, to prevent infection. Until you can get to a medical professional, remove all the pieces you can at home with tweezers, while trying to put pressure on the injury to slow bleeding. Clean as best you can with soap and water, bandage it, and consider visiting a doctor!


Answer by  sue123 (375)

First, you want to make sure of is that All of the glass has been removed. Often times this requires a Doctors' visit. Apply antibiotic ointment to avoid infection.


Answer by  chigirl (121)

If there is a lot of glass embedded in the skin and/or any shards are in very deep, seek medical attention. To provide treatment at home, use tweezers to remove EVERY shard of glass, providing pressure on the wounds as needed to stop bleeding. Clean the wounds with soap and water, apply antibacterial ointment, and bandage. Monitor for infection.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

If the shards are very topical you can possibly remove them with tape. Irrigation of the site can wash shards out, or tweezing can work. If the site is extensive or deep, or if more than superficial bleeding is involved, you will need a medic or doctor.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

Glass shard injuries are usually completed with a trip to the urgent care center for professional medical help to prevent glass from imbedding and to guard against infection.


Answer by  worker7186 (198)

First soak your foot in a hydrogen peroxide mix to help bring the glass to the surface. Then apply duct tape over the spot where the shards are, after several minutes pull the tape up and the shards should come with it. Another way is to put glue on your injury and let it dry and then pull it off.


Answer by  Chrissie (266)

Remove visible shards with tweezers. Clean wounds with alcohol or antibiotic ointment and bandage loosely. See a doctor immediately if injuries fester or red streaks (sign of blood poisoning) appear.


Answer by  Lakshmi65 (715)

the proper first aid is to First soak your foot in a hydrogen peroxide mix to help bring the glass to the surface which will prevent us from injury. then consider the physician to take proper measures.

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