Building your own First Aid Kit

A first-aid kit is a quick and handy tool to carry with you, both for yourself and for anyone else in need. They help you deal with emergency medical needs until you can get to a hospital or a professional medical caregiver. Remember, a first aid kit and its uses are not a substitute for medical help.

You may buy pre-constructed first aid kits from medical stores or even online. You can also assemble a kit with the following basic essentials. The quantity depends on the size of the kit you want to carry and the budget you have in mind for the kit.

-          Adhesive bandages
-          Non-Adhesive bandages
-          Crepe bandage
-          Regular strength pain medication
-          Gauze
-          Low grade disinfectant
-          Pocket mask / face shield
-          Antiseptic wipes
-          Band-aids
-          Cotton balls / Cotton rolls / Cotton swabs
-          Plaster
-          Iodine
-          Hydrogen Peroxide
-          Oral Rehydration Solution
-          Eye wash
-          Hand sanitizer
-          A clean towel
-          Tissues
-          Sterile eye pads, gauze pads and non-adherent pads
-          Scissors
-          Tweezers
-          Thermometer
-          Safety Pins
-          Antiseptic / Disinfectant spray / cream or wipes
-          Burn gel
-          Anti-fungal cream


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