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First aid kit essentials

Unread postby bert » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:11 pm

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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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Dec 16, 2006 3:25 pm

Essentials:
Oral rehydrate
Immodium
Panado
Nurofen
Crepe bandage

I go light, but this goes with me.
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Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:15 pm

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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Unread postby restio » Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:06 am

As well as the medicines already mentioned, I always take something for:
- burns
- insect bites
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Unread postby Meg » Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:09 am

Clean bottled water!

WAC, I'd love to know more about that snake bite machine too, sounds great!
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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:48 pm

Overhere :yaya: Meg!

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

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,"
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:40 pm

Thank you Duco.
I think it is so important to know what is genuine and what not.
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Unread postby Meg » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:21 pm

:shock: :shock:

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

Thanks for the info DQ!
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Unread postby bert » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:35 pm

Meg wrote::shock: :shock:

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


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First Aid (Sanke Machine)

Unread postby PAGE 5 » Thu May 03, 2007 3:00 pm

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.
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Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Thu May 03, 2007 3:11 pm

Serious ? Thanks for the info ! I have always wanted to know that. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue May 08, 2007 4:38 pm

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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Unread postby amanzi » Wed May 09, 2007 1:06 am

BB, Bottle opener :twisted: :twisted:
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Unread postby DuQues » Wed May 09, 2007 10:03 am

No need, Amarula is a screwtop bottle. :wink:
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Unread postby amanzi » Wed May 09, 2007 10:37 pm

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