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Common Injuries Around the House-And How to Avoid Them

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There’s no place like home, right?

After all, the world can feel like a dangerous place sometimes, and you want to know that you’re safe when you return after a long day at work or school and lock the front door.

And yet it’s no secret that many injuries occur within the safety and security of the place you call home. That’s why it’s so important to understand how common injuries happen at home and what to do to prevent them. Fortunately, this article can help.

Here we take a look at accidents that happen during daily activity, and steps you can take to increase safety in your living environment. Keep reading to learn more.

Burns

It’s no secret that burning your hand or face can easily happen at home. This is especially true in the kitchen where you’re dealing with stove burners, hot pots and pans, and boiling liquids.

Burns are incredibly painful, and they can also become life-threatening when not properly cared for.

The key is to use appropriate safety precautions in the kitchen, use hot pads for moving pots and pans when cooking, and keep your kitchen cabinets stocked with a first-aid kit so that you can quickly apply treatment for burns when needed.

Cuts

Cuts and scrapes are the most common types of household accidents. They can occur during an endless number of daily activities, from cleaning to cooking to simply turning a page while reading your favorite book.

That’s why you need to always keep a first-aid kit with band-aids and other types of bandages to help stop the bleeding so your cuts can heal.

Sprained Ankle

It’s also common to sprain an ankle. This can happen simply by walking from room to room. The key is understanding how to treat a sprain so that it can start to heal, or at least keep it protected until you can receive the necessary medical attention.

Slip and Fall Injury

You can slip and fall doing just about anything. That’s why it’s so important to clean up liquid spills and keep your floors clear of objects that could cause you to stumble and fall.

Here’s a resource filled with important information about dealing with a slip and fall shoulder injury.

Choking

Choking is an injury caused when an obstruction blocks your windpipe so that you’re unable to breathe. That’s why it’s so important to receive first-aid training that enables you to remove the blockage so that air can flow properly.

Learning the Heimlich maneuver is a skill that can help you save lives in any situation, and can easily make all the difference in a life or death situation.

A Guide to Common Injuries that Happen at Home

It’s never fun getting hurt. Especially when you’re in the comfort of your own home. Fortunately, these tips for reducing common injuries at home will help keep you and your family as healthy and happy as possible.

Please continue exploring the content on this blog to discover more articles filled with great lifestyle tips and advice.

 

 

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