Translation of Hakeem Saeed’s “Dehati Mualij”

Chapt 1 : Accidents; contd.

The scenario here is If one steps on a thorn or needle. It is common in the villages that people walk barefoot and most of the times when working in the fields they prefer to work bare feet as they so not have proper shoes which could facilitate them in the fields. Due to this sometimes they get pricked with a thorn. If the thorn is not extracted immediately then it could turn into an infection which can cause serious trouble and walking could become difficult. In previous posts we have also discussed scenarios If Something Goes in the Eye or If Water Goes Into the Ear.

What to do If one steps on a thorn or needle

In this situation If one steps on a thorn or needle do the following:

  1. Try to pull the thorn or needle with a tweezers immediately;
  2. After extracting the thorn or needle press the place with thumb and index finger and get out two or three drops of blood;
  3. After that apply tincture autodyne or spirit with some cotton,

But if the thorn goes deep in the skin try to extract it by pricking the place with a needle and then pulling it out with a tweezers, after extracting use the above mentioned medicines.

If a needle goes inside the skin and you cannot pull it with a tweezers then use a magnet to extract the needle. Touch the magnet with the skin and when it comes near the skin pull it with a tweezers and use the above given medicine. Do not forget to press the place by pinching and getting out 2-3 drops of blood.

If the spirit or tincture is not available use mustard oil and turmeric powder and bandage the place.