First Aid

Old wives’ tales are no cure for burns

The British Red Cross is calling for parents to abandon old wives’ tales when it comes to treating children’s burns.

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Sports injuries (and how to prevent them)

As the UK government suggests, playing sport helps to keep people healthy. But if you were one of the millions of people across the country who watched the 2015 Rugby World Cup, one of the things you may have noticed is how many players suffered painful injuries.

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Parents lack knowledge of baby seizures

If your baby had a seizure, would you know what to do? According to a survey by the British Red Cross, most parents wouldn’t.

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First Aid

A quick guide to wound care

Cuts and scrapes are common, especially among children, and most people suffer a skin wound at some time or other. The good news is you don’t usually need medical attention for a minor wound.

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First aid for burns and scalds

Burns and scalds are common causes of injury, but what’s the difference between them? A burn is caused by dry heat (such as hair curling tongs or an iron), while a scald is caused by wet heat (hot liquid or steam).

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Essential first aid for babies

Everyone knows that new mums and dads face a steep learning curve when it comes to caring for their little ones.

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First Aid know-how

According to a St John Ambulance survey, fewer than one in 10 people have the skills to save a life. Here are a few simple things you can learn that could make a difference in an emergency

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Back to school

As the new school term approaches, we look at the essential pharmacy remedies for children all parents should keep at home

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First Aid Kit

Use this interactive first aid kit to find out what to keep in your kit and how to use it. With tips and a list of what to buy.

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Ask the pharmacist

Our expert panel of pharmacists answer frequently asked questions about wound care.

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