Have you ever thought that a needle is something you should always have in your pocket? Maybe you haven’t, but after reading this article you’ll feel differently for sure. A needle can actually help you save yours or someone else’s life and we’ll show you how.
The simple trick we’re about to share can help you in case of a stroke and can make all the difference, at least until the paramedics arrive. When someone is having a stroke the brain capillaries start to tear and the brain stops receiving the needed amount of oxygen.
This causes the brain cells to start dying off and it requires immediate medical help or could have deadly consequences.
What should you do in case you find yourself in such a situation, if you or someone close to you is having a stroke?
The first thing you need to do is stay calm and call 911 immediately. Then, until the paramedics arrive don’t move the person who’s having a stroke but just grab a needle. It’s best if you have a medical needle but if you don’t a regular one will do just fine. Make sure you sterilize it before you use it. After you’ve sterilized it take the needle and prick the tips of all ten fingers with it, as close to the nails possible and as fast as you can.
Now wait for the blood to start flowing from the fingers. If you don’t see any blood coming out you should squeeze the fingers and once the blood starts flowing the person will regain consciousness. That’s it. This simple trick can make all the difference and help you save someone’s life. Now all you need to do is wait for the paramedics to arrive.
In case you notice that the person’s mouth is crooked you should start massaging the patient’s ears until they become red, in order to improve his blood flow. Next you should prick the softest part of the earlobe twice and wait for two drops of blood to come out. In just a few minutes his mouth should return to normal and the crisis has passed.
Now all you have to do is wait for the paramedics to arrive and they’ll do the rest. Congratulations, you’ve just saved someone’s life!