Allergic reactions, insect bites, cuts, and gashes—all of these can happen every day, any time, when you travel, and even in the comfort of your own home. This is why a first-aid kit should be within reach at all times. Your first-aid kit must be well-stocked so you can immediately respond to emergencies while waiting for proper medical care to arrive. Aside from medicine for cough and cold, here are the other essentials that your first-aid kit must have, especially when you’re travelling with the family, like going to a trip and looking for a vacation house for sale in Tagaytay:
· 25 adhesive bandages of various sizes
· 10 sterile gauze pads; both 3 x 3 and 4 x 3 (5 pieces each)
· 1 roll of adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
· 1 pair of disposable sterile gloves
· 2 roller bandages (3 and 4 inches wide each)
· 5 antibiotic ointment packets
· 5 antiseptic wipe packets
· Two sterile eye dressings
· Safety pins
· Skin rash cream
· A cream or spray to relieve insect bites and stings
· Antiseptic cream
· Painkillers like ibuprofen or paracetamol
· Antihistamine tablets
· 2 triangular bandages
· 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
· 1 instant cold compress
· 1 breathing barrier
· A pack of cotton balls and cotton buds
· Eye wash solution
· Face mask
· First-aid manual
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An emergency thermal blanket, notepad and pencil, and numbers like your family doctor’s contact number and local emergency services are encouraged to be inside your first-aid kit. Try to keep a small, waterproof flashlight with extra batteries as well and check from time to time if the batteries are still functional. Check the contents from every now and then to see if there are products that are already expired or used up so you can promptly replace them.
It is important to have a well-stocked first-aid kit both in your home and in your bag pack so you can respond effectively to common, minor injuries and emergencies no matter where you are. You can purchase one from your local pharmacy or make one on your own. It should be locked and kept in a cool, dry place that is out of the reach of children. Keep one in your house and one in your car. If you don’t have one and you are in work or out of your house, find out a location where you can have access to a first-aid kit. If possible, take up a first-aid course so you will know how to help if someone is injured or becomes ill. Always be ready with medicines for cough and cold for the little ones.
While it is good to be mindful of the dangers around you, there are times accidents could not be prevented. Accidents, whether caused by carelessness or ignorance, happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime. That is why a first-aid kit must be readily available, along with common sense and a calm head. You can’t apply first-aid to the injured person if you are panicking. It also won’t help the patient feel any better. Keep a level head (no matter how grave the situation may be) and proceed in applying first-aid so you can prevent further complications and save a life.
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