Call 999 immediately if you are having chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe bleeding, sudden weakness or numbness or if you think you have a medical emergency. Everyone can benefit from understanding basic first aid. First aid kits are an essential component of every home, and it is important to keep them well stocked. First aid covers everything from treating minor cuts and grazes to understanding what to do as the first person at the scene of an accident. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about first aid basics, what a first aid kit should contain, how to manage minor injuries and when to seek medical advice.
Burns and scalds are skin damage from heat or hot liquids. Giving the right type of first aid quickly and calling 999 where necessary is important to limit the damage to skin, such as charring or blistering.
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