October, 2019

Three Common Household Accidents and What to Do

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Household accidents happen all the time to people of all ages. Most of the time, household accidents do not result in injury severe enough to visit a doctor. Most minor injuries can be treated with a basic home first aid kit, but there are some instances when household injuries should be checked by a doctor. Here are three common household accidents and what to do when they happen.

Trips and Falls

Trips and falls happen most often to children and the elderly, but anyone can suffer a fall. Most of the time you don’t need to worry about seeing a doctor for a fall. But if you hit your head in your fall and experience drowsiness or vomiting, you should see a doctor for a possible concussion. You should also see a doctor if you have pain and cannot put weight or pressure on any limb after a fall. If your fall seems to have come out of the blue or because you got dizzy, you should also see a doctor.

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