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DO NOT use a tourniquet. Direct pressure from your hand will stop almost any bleeding. Even if an arm or leg is nearly cut off, you can stop the bleeding with pressure. Burns from Chemicals —If lye, oven cleaner, pesticides or other strong chemicals come in contact with the baby's skin or eyes, wash it off with large amounts of water for a long time. Remove any contami- nated clothing. Place the affected area directly under a faucet, garden hose, or shower and keep rinsing for 5 minutes. Use a bottle, cup, or gentle faucet to wash out eyes; keep the eyelids open as much as pos- sible. Poisoning from Swallowed Medicines or Products 1. Immediately feed as much milk or water as the baby will take. Keep the baby drinking. 2. Call a poison control center, physician, hospital or rescue squad. Tell them the name and brand of the substance that was swallowed. Keep the container, the label and anything left in the container. 3. IF a DOCTOR advises it or if you can't reach a doctor, make the baby vomit— but not if: • The baby is unconscious or having a convulsion; • The substance swallowed was a strong alkali or acid (lye, ammo - nia, drain cleaner, oven cleaner); or • The substance swallowed was a petroleum product such as kerosene, gasoline, turpentine, lighter fluid, insecticide or furni- ture polish. If any of these substances are swallowed, go directly to a hospital emergency room, clinic or doctor's office. 4. Make the baby vomit by giving 2 teaspoons of Ipecac Syrup (1 table- spoon for children over 1 year old). You should have a bottle in your medicine cabinet and in your automobile First Aid Kit. If you don't have Ipecac, and have a long trip to the doctor or hospital, stop at a pharmacy to get some and give it on your way to the doctor or hospi- tal. Poisoning from Smoke or Fumes —Remove your baby to a place where there is fresh air. Use Rescue Breathing if breathing stops. Shock —After any severe injury, burn or bleeding, an infant may be- come pale, clammy and cold. Keep your infant lying flat and warm with blankets and get medical care immediately. Emergencies Which Require Immediate Medical Treatment

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