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burns

Child HealthParenting
July 3, 2017

“Help! My child got injured!”

It’s the law of parenting: Your child is playing and you take your eyes off him for two seconds to answer your phone. Like clockwork; he falls, trips, bangs his hand against the wall and all hell breaks loose. With children around, “oops” moments’ happen frequently and often, in the blink of an eye. It’s perfectly normal and happens to most parents. Kids are naturally curious and inquisitive, and this curiosity often sends them flying off the rails, or diving into a bush. Here’s a guide to treating those cuts and bruises, because we all know – they are inevitable!…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
June 2, 2015

Don’t get burnt this winter!

Burns are one of the most common household accidents, especially among children. With hot water taps, kettles filled with boiling water and hot stove tops, burns can happen at any time. Panicking about a burn doesn’t help matters – it’s best to know how to manage this kind of emergency!  (more…)
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
May 9, 2014

Burnt yourself? Here’s how to treat minor wounds at home

It’s Burns Week in South Africa, and earlier this week we looked at how NOT to treat a burn wound at home. If you missed it, be sure to check it out – it’s important information which everyone needs to know. (more…)
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