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Fall
First aid

Fall

During the first years of life, falls are among the most common accidents, especially when learning to walk. The disturbing signs are vomiting, bleeding from the nose or ear, the impossibility of moving a limb. In the event of a fall on the head, surveillance is required for the next twenty-four hours.

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Poison Control Center

Information center on the toxic risks of drugs, household products, plants ... A simple phone call to the poison center provides assistance in the diagnosis, management and treatment of poisoning. More information on emergency numbers To discover:
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Bandage

Its role is to keep a bandage in place, to immobilize a fractured or injured limb, to perform compression to stop bleeding. It is better to use adapted equipment, but in an emergency, use everything you have on hand (ties, scarves, belts ...). To discover :
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Eyebrow

Thoroughly wash and disinfect the wound. Let dry well then apply a steril strip, taking care to bring the edges of the wound closer. If the result is not satisfactory, seek medical advice. To discover :
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Mouth to mouth

If it is a baby under 1 year old, put it on your back. Place one or two fingers under his chin to tilt his head slightly back and keep his mouth open. Breathe your cheeks with your mouth and nose. Maintain a rate of 20 breaths per minute. For a larger baby, pinch your nose and only breathe air into your mouth.
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Alert

In the event of an incident, keep calm and do the saving actions. Call the fire department (18) or EMS (15). Indicate precisely the reasons for your call. Example: "1 year old baby, choking, unconscious but he is breathing." Summarize the situation: "The object came out, it was a marble.
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Anesthesia

The numbing agent can be administered in two ways: either by inhalation, with the aid of a mask, or by a puncture in the arm (the skin is asleep before with anesthetic cream too). One week before the intervention of your child, meet the anesthesiologist. This is the time to ask all the questions that are tapping you.
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Sea urchin sting

His thorns are very brittle and sinking easily. It is difficult to remove them, even with tweezers. Instead, dip the affected area in slightly chlorinated water. Use this "pro sea" trick: pour a thin film of candle, wait for it to harden, peel gently to remove thorns.
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Sting of live

This fish, whose fins are equipped with venomous spines, burrows in the sand. The pain is stinging. Soak the affected area in hot water. Carefully disinfect and calm the pain with an analgesic and anti-inflammatory. More info on the sting of vive To discover:
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Strain

It is often a simple ligamentous elongation. Apply salty compresses to the painful area (which has swollen rapidly) and apply a light bandage. Put your child at rest for a few days. If the affected area turns blue, consult and request an x-ray. To discover :
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Blow in the eye

An uncontrolled champagne cork, a misdirected football and the incident occurs. If the lesion is superficial, a disinfectant associated with eye drops may suffice. In case of pain, it is essential to consult and practice a "fundus" to check if a hematoma has not formed.
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Convulsion

The convulsive crisis associates stiffening of the limbs and revulsion of the eyes. Then the body is animated by rhythmic jerks. This agitation can last a few minutes and is followed by a total loss of consciousness. After the crisis, the child regains consciousness, then usually falls asleep deeply.
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Fever

Natural defense of the body to fight against common infections. Fever is evoked from 38 ° C. Some measures are essential: discover the baby, make it drink as much as possible and do not overheat the room. On the other hand, giving a lukewarm bath of 2 ° C lower than body temperature is no longer relevant.
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Diarrhea

Liquid stools, more and more frequent, which cause significant losses of water and mineral salts. Contamination occurs through contact with saliva or the hand of people already suffering from diarrhea, contaminated food or pets. Put your child's intestines at rest for four to six hours.
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Vomiting

Active rejection of the stomach. Unlike referrals or regurgitations, they often reflect a transient digestive disorder. Vomiting may occur during a dental flare, otitis, nasopharyngitis and are not serious. However, if they occur after a fall, are associated with high temperature, headaches or abdominal pain, a medical consultation is required.
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