5 First Aid Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

Chances are you’ve endured the irritation of a bug bite and fought to find relief. Or painstakingly tried to remove a splinter and thought “There has to be a better way!” 

You were right. There is.

Check our top 5 favorite First Aid Life Hacks below and better care for yourself, your loved ones, and friends. 

1. Heal your bug bite irritation…with a banana?

Yes, you read that right. A banana

Drop the high priced lotions, creams, and anti-itch solutions that just bring further frustration and constant frustration.

Reach for your favorite fruit! 

Rub the banana peel on the bite to help moisturize and reduce itching. 

Poof! No more scratching!

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2. Use Glue to Remove a Splinter.

Splinters hurt. Removing them can often hurt worse.

Take the pain out of the removal process — literally. 

Spread a small drop of glue over the splinter and around it. Let it dry. Once the glue dries, simply peel it off….splinter and all. 

Looking for something more inventive? Try filling a bottle with hot water and press the splintered area against the mouth of the jar. The combination of the moisture from the hot water and the suction of the bottle will quickly and painlessly remove the splinter. 

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3. Heal a Bruise or Inflammation with a Pineapple.

Accident-prone with frequent bruise marks? Struggling with inflammation or swelling?

Try rubbing the edible part of a pineapple on that mark or swelling.

Pineapples are known to have a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme called “bromelain”. This enzyme helps break down the blood that clotted to form the bruise and can help it fade quicker. It can also naturally fight inflammation. 

Pineapples are known to have a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme called “bromelain”. This enzyme helps break down blood that clotted to form the bruise and can help it fade quicker. It can also naturally fight inflammation. 

4. Prevent Infection with Honey

It seems kids are always falling and getting some sort of cut or scrape. You clean the small wound, but how do you prevent infection?

Honey. 

Turns out this naturally sweet and tasty treat from our friend the HoneyBee actually has healing power. It has natural antibacterial and anti-viral properties. 

Cover the wound or leave it uncovered after applying honey. Keeping it moist will help it heal faster. 

Cover the wound or leave it uncovered after applying honey. Keeping it moist will help it heal faster. 

5. Relieve a Hot Beverage Burn….with Sugar!

We’ve all been there. Sipping a hot cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or freshly brewed tea. 

And then comes the burn that leaves a sore on our tongue for the next week, reminding us of our poor choice not to waiting for that beverage to cool before consuming.  

Next time this happens to you, grab a spoonful of sugar or reach for that sugar cube! A little known fact is that the glucuse in sugar helps relieve the pain!

Perhaps one of the only time science suggests eating a spoonful of sugar! 

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BONUS! Use Marshmallows to Relieve Sore Throat.

Who does’t love eating a nice fluffy marshmallow? And when it can relieve a sore throat? 

Double win. 

The best part? Science can’t explain why it works. It just does. 

Next time your throat is irritated or sore, pop a few marshmallows.

Source: kidspot.com.au 

Have a crazy first aid hack to share? 

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