Here's a common story across families in India. While playing children fall down or hit something and get cuts. The parent or guardian of the kid then rushes to the nearby medical shop for purchasing a bandage. By the time bandage is applied, the wound has already been exposed to the environment and infection has occurred. Various medical studies have indicated that, infection occurs within the first 5-10 minutes after the cut has occurred.
Another grave mistake that several people do is, letting the wounds exposed to air. Exposing a wound to the air so it can breathe is a terrible mistake, experts say, because it creates a dry environment that promotes cell death. A handful of studies have found that when wounds are kept moist and covered, blood vessels regenerate faster and the number of cells that cause inflammation drop more rapidly than they do in wounds allowed to air out. It is best to keep a wound moist and covered for at least five days.
Proactively investing a small amount in having a First Aid Box at home can save not only lot of medical expenses but also help in quick healing. It is for this reason, BookMEDS has introduced a First Aid Box with 20 essential medical items. First Aid Box contains (1) Digital Thermometer (2) Crepe Bandage (3) Scissor (surgical grade) (4) Band Aid (5) Gloves (6) Cotton (7) Dressing Pad (8) Dettol Sanitizer (9) Dettol Liquid (10) Ear Buds (11) Moov (12) Soframycin (13) Itch Guard (14) Strepsils (15) Saridon (16) Paracetemol (17) Limcee (18) Eloper (19) Electrol (20) Gauze Bandage.
Also, our market survey has indicated that, each month every family in Hyderabad visits a medical shop 4 times. Out of these 4 times, 3 visits are for general items. 20 items included in the First-Aid Box are part of 25 best-selling general items in Medical shops. The general items left out are things such as Glucose, Mosquito coils, etc. The key thing here is that, this First Aid Kit will avoid 2-3 visits to Medical shop each month, saving not only fuel charges but also your valuable time.
Check this link for more details on First Aid Box: http://www.bookmeds.com/first-aid-box-by-bookmeds
In case of a wound or minor cut, do the following:
Step 1: Rinse the wound with clean water or Dettol. This will reduce the risk to dirt causing infection.
Step 2: Apply an antibiotic ointment. This will further reduce the chances of causing infection.
Step 3: Cover the wound with bandage. This will keep the bacteria coming in contact with the wound.
Step 4: Remove the bandage when the skin has regenerated at the cut.
Note: If the wound is serious, consult the doctor after following the step 1-3.