A Stinky Addition to your FAK
20% Ichthamol ointment
This is a drawing salve, a black, tarry substance that is extracted from rock schist (also known as oil shale). It has antiseptic properties and may also be effective as an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-fungal. It is safe to use as a topical treatment and is most commonly found as an ointment. The ointments usually also contain an oily substance, such as mineral oil or beeswax, which helps the active ingredient of ichthamol to penetrate the skin.
Use ichthamol to draw out splinters (like wood or glass) from the skin. Cleanse the affected area and then put some ointment on it. Cover it with a bandage and check after a day to see if the splinter is at the surface of the skin. Use tweezers to pull out the foreign object.
Treat boils, carbuncles or abscesses with an ointment containing 20 percent or more of ichthamol. A staphylococcus infection causes boils, which can swell and have pus. Draw the pus out by applying some ointment to the boil; let it form a head, lance it and then let the pus drain.
Ichtamol ointment is available as an over the counter preparation in pharmacies (chemists). You can also find it in tack shops since it is commonly used for hoof care.
Oh yeah, IT STINKS!
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Feb 9 2012, 10:06 PM EST by
Everybody overlooks googles but....
infections can be transfered through the eyes and all it take is one drop of bllod splatter and ur a gonner. find eye protection and find it fast.
So, I have some free time to expend and I am strongly considering taking some EMS training at my local community college. Honestly, I have no particular intention to go into it as a profession, but I wanted to be equipped in case of any disasters. So, I posit questions directly at anyone who has undergone training (perhaps military types will know as well.) I figured I would at least run through a semester of the basic EMS training. At what point will diminishing returns kick in here for me? Would I gain much actual usable knowledge from going for a paramedic certification or am I unlikely to be able to retain skills / have my hands on proper equipment for the more advanced stuff? How often will I need to retrain skills to hope to use them in the future?
Having talked to someone I know who is becoming a nurse and is married to a paramedic firefighter, she was convinced nurses would be better equipped in a crisis situation because they have a broader understanding of medications and procedures than a paramedic. Would seeking some nurse training be better than going the EMS / paramedic route?
Jan 15 2011, 6:13 AM EST by
Scavenging a Hospital
So you have made it to your BOL. The outbreak has claimed many lives. The war between humans and zombies has been fought, and it didn't go well for our side. Time passes, and people settle into the routine of farming, hard labour and guard duty. Mo
Oct 14 2009, 10:32 AM EDT by
Basic First Aid
The contents of this First Aid Guide are for entertainment purposes only. The Content is not intended to be, and should not be taken, as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your
Jan 31 2011, 10:03 AM EST by
How many have recently done First Aid/CPR classes?
Highly useful in *now* world, might be only "Doc" around postZed.
As far as I'm aware as a Red Cross FA Instructor, there is no "low age limit" to taking classes. Only limitation is person's ability to understand what is being taught and in turn ramifications of using skills imparted.
Being able to keep air moving, person breathing, stopping blood loss, and in turn helping transport injured to safer place will be a MUST for all Survivors.
I will say withot out rancor that there is NO REASON nor EXCUSE for any participant here at ZSDW to NOT have minimal medical training.
Get on the "bounce", find a class, get involved. Life that gets saved might be YOURS...
I* will help you find a place to be trained if there isn't a public spot such as Community College, Red Cross, etc, to find certified Instructors.
SnC *YearsBehindDesk,TooManyInBackOfBus,LostTooManyDueToNoFirst Response*
Apr 19 2009, 4:01 PM EDT by
Disabled People? Are we pretty much dead, or do we still have hope?
Now if none of you know. I am disabled. I can walk but only for about a mile tops. I have a wheelchair and various other medical conditions that I do not want to go into right now. So maybe we need to take account for the disabled people who will survive by themselves. Because we all know that the hard and realistic groups will turn Handicaps down since they will only hinder the team. To tell you the truth, if I were leading, I may decide that too. So maybe we need some tips for them. If you guys want, I can list the medical conditions of myself to help give an example. Just reply or message me.
Dec 6 2008, 2:17 AM EST by
"Emergency Medicine" pdf
Neat, serious, usable medical emergency medical workings.
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Nov 5 2008, 5:38 PM EST by