Message from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical
@StrawberryArmada Night splints worked wonders for my plantar fasciitis. I only had to wear them a few nights and it was gone, after weeks of pain.
Do you know where I can get one?
Walgreens or cvs
This is one I like the best. Got at Walgreens
What's up brother?
I got a swollen bee sting. Should I just wait it out, or do something about it?
Not particularly painful, but annoying to walk with because it's on my foot
How bad is the swelling? I assume you're not allergic
@Helbrecht - WA The side of my foot has noticeably grown, though I can still put shoes on.
Benadryl would be best. It'll slow down and stop anything that could be going on. And if you know where exactly the bee sting is a baking soda and water paste on it will draw out the bees venom which will help a lot too
As long as your whole foot isn't swelling up and you're not having other symptoms it's nothing to be too worried about 😃
Aye and ice and elevation can't hurt either
All of the above is great
@everyone who will be going to an event any time soon? I'm going to be making small kits for the medics in the crowd, and an ambulance bag for the triage point/medic truck. For the higher ups, I think this would be the best way to coordinate the medic teams. C-ville was kind of a cluster-f for us, and I think we should focus on getting structured. This includes comms, universal kit setups, a point that all elements (security, etc.) Know where to take someone for medical care.
Great idea, Joe. I know we'd be interested in those kits.
We're working on some better concoctions to deal with injuries from bear mace, acid, and bleach.
Our own ambulance service would be a good idea too, with a truck/van waiting to medevac someone to the nearest hospital.
Would save our guys a good bit of cash too
From a logistics perspective if doing a big event like cville I agree Wiley.
@Erika can you have someone post your mace remedy in the medic lessons thread?
@Deleted User I'll write it up tonight and send it to whoever has the ability to post in that channel.
I'm trying to find a cheap small bag guys can buy without sweating it. Any ideas on what we need in them? So far:
2x large gauze
1x bottle of saline
1x bottle of pepper spray remedy
5x 4x4 gauze
1x medical sheers
2x Cold packs
Anything else you guys can think of for first responders in the crowd?
I can tell you one thing, with the amount of pepper spray I had to treat at Cville, a lot of gauze is needed. I was using so much and I didn't even treat any bloody wounds.
ab pads or 5x9s work well for wiping off the solution and having a soaked pad to leave the patient
4x4s and cut strips of 4" gauze rolls also worked well for me
Any doctors, PA's, RN's, or radiology professionals who would know enough about my calcaneus x-ray to tell me what it looks like to them?
I'm horrified at what my surgeon told me today >.<
The surgeon will know more than me and most here so id recommend listening to your team
Oh I am for sure, he just made it sound like I'm doomed if I don't do this or this or this, etc
@Phillip Wiglesworth - FL what did he say? If you're comfortable sharing.
He might be saying avoiding surgery will lead to futher complications and permanent injury