Natural Remedies vs. Medical Treatment – How to Properly Treat Injuries?

How can you tell that a seemingly minor cut is a big deal and requires proper medical treatment? Well, in most cases you can tell because of excessive bleeding and whatnot – but what about other types of injuries?

A lot of people either die or are left with various scars because they tried to treat themselves with natural remedies only, not considering medical treatment.

Not only that, but any injury lawyer will also tell you that, if someone else injured you and you choose to treat yourself at home, you may not be liable for a personal injury claim/settlement in the future due to the lack of medical records.

As such, in the following lines, we will do our best to tell you how you should treat injuries!

First Aid Knowledge

First, it is very important for everyone to know the basics of first aid – to help others or themselves if need be. While a simple cut can simply be covered with a sterile piece of cloth, other cuts will have to be stabilized and kept under control until the medics arrive.

In short, do not expect every injury to be minor, even if you expect it to happen within your home. Always be ready to stabilize a broken hand or foot, stop severe bleeding, and so on. Natural remedies do not come in handy when first aid is needed!

Natural Remedies

Now, how can we know that a certain injury can be treated properly with natural remedies? Well:

  • Natural remedies usually work for injuries that are not accompanied by acute and constant pain. If it hurts too much for too long, then you should get medical treatment.
  • Then, you will definitely not use natural remedies for internal injuries. Let us say that you fell off your chair and you’re stuck with a moderate but constant ache in your abdomen. That might be the sign of a broken rib – and no aloe vera or essential oils will help that. It is better to have a professional look at it.
  • When it comes to injuries that bleed, they can be treated at home if they stop bleeding after roughly 30 minutes in the case of light bleeding – and a minute or two in the case of more severe bleeding.
  • If you hit your head, it is recommended to analyze your senses and see if everything is stable. A bump can be treated with ice, but a concussion may need medical treatment.

Medical Treatment

There are a lot of injuries that require medical treatment – either immediate/urgent or normal.

The key here is to identify if you need such treatment or not. Many people believe that they will get through it if they manage the pain – the main reason why they take painkillers, stop the pain, and not realize that it is so severe and may require medical treatment.

In short, most injuries that require medical treatment are accompanied by a feeling of uneasiness and overall lack of well-being. It is recommended that you go to a doctor in this case!

The Bottom Line

Overall, you should use natural remedies only on injuries that you know can be treated at home – such as minor burns, cuts, and so on.

If you are faced with the unknown, it is better to be safe than sorry and go get proper medical treatment!