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What is the first aid treatment for sprains and strains?

First aid treatment for sprains and strains consists of the RICE treatment:
  • Resting the limb
  • Applying Ice for 10 minutes at a time up to four times a day
  • Compression with an elastic bandage
  • Elevating or raising the affected body part

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