Surf First Aid
Cuts and Scrapes
In this tropical and humid environment, bacteria thrives, cuts take ages to heal and are likely to get infected. Clean for longer than comfortable, if you see an infection there is a high chance your immune system will need a boost from a broad spectrum antibiotic,
Stay on cut watch for infection, red spreading edges, swelling and you are going to need the pharmacy before it gets into you . Don’t Rambo it out, you could loose a week of your life to fever, or worse if not treated. we have been subscribed “Novaclav” that has worked well well, about 700 Rupees for 2 days supply, 3 times a day. But we check with the local doc if you get sick.
Download the Surf First Aid App
Great new app by ML* the chap that make the drone short of Gurubebeila Coconuts. He is after feedback to make it better in future release so download the app and keep in touch.
Ayurvedic Medicine to Boost Immune system
Paspanguwa and Samahan are popular herbal medicines to relieve colds, fevers, aches and pains and boost the immune system. Paspanguwa is a stronger bitter brew and Samahan is a favorably drinkable instant ginger tasting tea.
Preventing Mosquito Bites
There are about 140 types mosquito in Sri Lanka. A few simple rules to prevent bites. in the wetter months of the season (Oct-Dec). You may need to smother yourself with some good repellents. Ditch your scented products, reduce exposed skin, hunt them down in your mosquito net before bed. Mixing your own product with locally available coconut oil, a few drops of cinnamon and citronella oil, very good and 100% natural. DEET is the chemical in the stronger ones, highly effective at keeping them away and dissolving plastics, acrylic, paint work and your spandex yoga gear, so use sparingly.