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 Post subject: First aid kit essentials
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:11 pm 
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A absolute essential for travellers to SA is:
ORS, Oral Rehydration Salts.
Has been a blessing when i had food poisening in Namibia
When everything passes in lightning speed through your body
the salts still stays in your system when you get dehydrated.

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Essentials:
Oral rehydrate
Immodium
Panado
Nurofen
Crepe bandage

I go light, but this goes with me.

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I have been packing my first aid kit recently and I have to say some essentials are
Oral rehydrate
Panado
Disinfectant
Bandage

I've heard of this nifty little machine that helps a lot if you are bitten by a snake. If you are bitten, you put this thing on the bite ASAP and it will suck up 80% of the poison. Thats all I know, if anyone has additional info or one of them, please tell us more.

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As well as the medicines already mentioned, I always take something for:
- burns
- insect bites

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Clean bottled water!

WAC, I'd love to know more about that snake bite machine too, sounds great!

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Overhere :yaya: Meg!

However the American College of Emergency Physicians tested it, and say the following about it:

Quote:
The device sucked blood for 15 minutes, but the amount of venom removed, researchers said, was clinically insignificant.
(...)

"The marketing of these mechanical suction devices to the public is probably not appropriate because in our study it did not work and it could potentially make things worse,"
(....)

You can find that article here.

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Thank you Duco.
I think it is so important to know what is genuine and what not.

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:shock: :shock:

Sucked blood for 15 minutes? And I thought mozzies were bad!

Thanks for the info DQ!

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Meg wrote:
:shock: :shock:

Sucked blood for 15 minutes? And I thought mozzies were bad!


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 Post subject: First Aid (Sanke Machine)
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Hello Forum Members,

Hope you are well.

The machine that removes the poisen from a snake bite is called a ASPICENIN SUCCO PUMP (it is used to remove the poison from a snake bite). And yes it is available in South Africa.

Hope all stay well.
* Lebomo 13 - 17 April 2008 *
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Serious ? Thanks for the info ! I have always wanted to know that. :thumbs_up:

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We only have 4 things in our first aid kit

1. Tabard mozzie repellant
2. Sunscreen
3. Doom
4. Amarula

Have never needed anything else....

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BB, Bottle opener :twisted: :twisted:

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No need, Amarula is a screwtop bottle. :wink:

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Ok, a screwtop opener then :lol: :lol: :lol:

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