First aid

Specific medical emergencies

Learn more about first aid for specific medical emergencies that commonly occur including basic care for boils, burns and abscesses and how to deal with animal bites, poisoning and hypothermia.

Seizure and epilepsy

Most seizures last no longer than a few minutes and end spontaneously, but in some cases emergency help is essential.


Fever is when body temperature rises above normal (over 37°C).

Asthma first aid

Asthma attacks are seldom fatal with prompt, correct treatment. Here's what to do.

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