Question answer. Travel first aid. Part 1


Can mos­qui­toes and oth­er sting­ing insects be repelled with food?

Answer: Some peo­ple rec­om­mend tak­ing 500 mg of vit­a­min B1 every day for two weeks before you trav­el and dur­ing your trip. In my opin­ion, 100 mg per day is enough, but I must say that the B vit­a­mins have nev­er stopped insect attacks on me! Gar­lic sup­ple­ments may be more effec­tive — start tak­ing gar­lic sup­ple­ments or two cloves of gar­lic a day a few days before you trav­el. I can also rec­om­mend a good nat­ur­al repel­lant, based on cit­ronel­la or cit­ronel­la oil, which should be applied wide­ly and often. Laven­der oil also works, but not as well as cit­ro­pel­la. While rare, some peo­ple are aller­gic to cit­ronel­la, so it’s worth try­ing it in small amounts to see if you’re aller­gic.

Ques­tion: How to quick­ly stop an aller­gic reac­tion?

Answer: A sud­den aller­gic reac­tion can occur if you have eat­en or oth­er­wise been exposed to the aller­gen. Whether you have aller­gies or not, it’s a good idea to have the nec­es­sary med­i­cines with you, espe­cial­ly if you’ll be in remote areas away from med­ical clin­ics.

Sat­u­rat­ing the body with alka­li with a com­bi­na­tion of cal­ci­um and mag­ne­sium bicar­bon­ate can short­en the time of an aller­gic attack, and some pow­dered sup­ple­ments con­tain­ing these min­er­als are avail­able in health food stores. Fol­low the direc­tions for use on the label. If you do not have any of these drugs, take a tea­spoon of sodi­um bicar­bon­ate (bak­ing soda) and dis­solve it in half a pint (285 ml) of water. You can also take 5g of vit­a­min C, ide­al­ly in the form of cal­ci­um ascor­bate, and drink plen­ty of water. This will help you get back to nor­mal.

Ques­tion: What is the best way to heal a bruise, burn and cut?

Answer: In order to treat bruis­es, abra­sions, burns and cuts that occur while trav­el­ing, you need to have sev­er­al drugs in your first aid kit: some vit­a­mins, sup­ple­ments and creams con­tain­ing MSM (a com­pound that includes organ­ic sul­fur, known for its heal­ing prop­er­ties), gel real aloe and tea tree oil includ­ing.

A con­tu­sion occurs when the sub­cu­ta­neous tis­sues are affect­ed, lead­ing to the accu­mu­la­tion of blood in them. Apply MSM cream to the site of injury for quick heal­ing and pain relief. Vit­a­min C and bioflavonoids are very impor­tant in strength­en­ing the walls of the cap­il­lar­ies so that they are less sus­cep­ti­ble to dam­age, and also sup­ply oxy­gen well to the dam­aged area, ensur­ing a quick cure. You can also use a cream con­tain­ing vit­a­min C in the form of ascor­byl palmi­tate. MSM and vit­a­min C can be tak­en by mouth for quick recov­ery: I rec­om­mend 3g of each per day for recov­ery from sig­nif­i­cant bruis­ing.

The burn should be treat­ed imme­di­ate­ly. Use aloe gel or MSM cream to treat, relieve inflam­ma­tion and min­i­mize scar­ring. Nev­er put a patch on a burn while the burn­ing sen­sa­tion is felt. To pro­mote heal­ing, take 5,000 micro­grams of vit­a­min A per day (do not exceed 3,000 micro­grams if you are preg­nant), or 18 mg of beta-carotene and 30 mg of zinc for one week or less, depend­ing on the sever­i­ty of the burn. Vit­a­min E oil (by sim­ply cut­ting the cap­sule) can be applied local­ly if the burn is not in the form of an open wound. Drink plen­ty of flu­ids and take 3 g of MSM dai­ly for a month and then reduce the dose to 1 g per day.

From a nutri­tion­al stand­point, treat­ing cuts is sim­i­lar to treat­ing burns. Use aloe gel and MSM cream, lubri­cat­ing the skin around the wound sev­er­al times a day until it heals — these two prepa­ra­tions facil­i­tate heal­ing and reduce scar­ring. Con­tin­ue this reg­i­men to pre­vent scar­ring, plus take vit­a­min C, vit­a­min E, and MSM by mouth. Cut scars heal well when you use vit­a­min E oil to treat a wound (but don’t do this on large open wounds), you can do this by pop­ping a vit­a­min E cap­sule. Cleans­ing the skin with dilut­ed tea tree oil, a very effec­tive antibac­te­r­i­al agent, helps pre­vent infec­tion.

Ques­tion answer. Trav­el first aid. Part 2

Source: Adapt­ed from 500 Health and Nutri­tion Ques­tions and Answers

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