Vesi vanhin voitehista.

-- Traditional Finnish proverb

The literal reading of voide would be more like "ointment", but that sounds too weird in English. Just the same, it does clarify the idea: the best first aid for many wounds is simply disinfection with plenty of water.

In modern times, this is most often used to refer to the first line of defense against the dreaded hangover...

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