So this morning I hadn't had my coffee yet and decided to unload the washing machine... which was all kinds of stoopid because before coffee I can't be trusted with complex tasks! I stood up too quickly and brained my self on the kitchen cupboard. As I was listening to the pretty birds tweeting in my head I realised that a (clean) tea towel has many applications in first aid!
(disclaimer if you have come here for genuine medical advice try NHS direct instead... I'm just silly!)head injury.If you don’t have any ice cubes use a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel soaked in cold water and wrung out. (or just wrap the peas in a tea towel like I did!)
32. For Cramps wrap a hot water bottle in a tea towel and apply to the achey bit!
33.If you don’t have dressing pads to put pressure on a wound a tea towel or even the person’s own hands can be used to put pressure on the wound and stop or slow down the flow of blood. (note maybe use a less nice tea towel than mine ok?)
34. Make a snazzy sling (ok this may only work for little people and teddy bears!
35. Dress a head wound (prevents brain from falling out!)
36. To treat a burn or scald, place the burnt area under running cold water until the pain eases. This may take up to 15 minutes. Cover the area with a clean dry tea towel (or something similar.) Do not pull clothes off a burnt area. Do not prick blisters. Do not put oil or cream on a burn. If the burn is large then seek medical advice at casualty.
My snazzy tea towel still available at Kickstarter :DPicture sources: