IN PHOTOS: 7 things a person with haemophilia should always have in their bag

Every year, World Haemophilia Day is observed on April 17 to raise awareness about the genetic blood disorder and other blood-related disorders affecting people around the globe. While treatment is the only option to deal with it, Mumbai experts say there are some things that people can keep in their bag at all times

Updated On: 2024-04-22 04:33 PM IST

Compiled by : Nascimento Pinto

While the disorder is genetic, Mumbai doctors believe a lot can be done to treat it as well as keep it in check. Photo Courtesy: Pixabay/IStock

Factor Replacement Medication
This medication, such as recombinant clotting factor concentrates or plasma-derived clotting factor concentrates, is essential for treating bleeding episodes and preventing complications.

Sterile Dressings
Sterile gauze pads or bandages are necessary to apply pressure to wounds and stop bleeding.

Adhesive Bandages
These can be used for minor cuts or scrapes to prevent further bleeding and protect the wound.

In case of severe bleeding, a tourniquet can be applied above the wound to restrict blood flow and control bleeding temporarily.

Medical Alert Card, Contact Information and Pain Relief Medication
A card indicating the individual's diagnosis of Haemophilia, along with emergency contact information and specific treatment instructions. It is essential to have contact information for healthcare providers, Haemophilia treatment centres, and emergency services readily available. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen (paracetamol) can help alleviate pain associated with bleeding episodes.

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