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What first aid items should you have in the house?

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Items that treat injuries like burns, sprains, and cuts should be included in first aid kits. Also, they should include items that disinfect wounds. You can either buy or make a first aid kit. This article will explain what items to keep in your home for minor injuries, cuts and burns.

Bandages, disinfectantsScrapes, burns and cuts are some of the most common injuries that you can suffer at home. It is essential to keep your first-aid kit stocked up with the items needed to treat these injuries.

Before covering a wound, you should disinfect and clean it. It is important to wash your hands first before cleaning a cut, or touching a burn. Latex gloves are also a great addition to your first-aid kit. You will need the following to clean and disinfect a cut or burn or soothe it.

 

  • Gauze
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone cream

You will need different types of bandages to cover a scrape or a cut. The type and size you choose will depend on how severe the cut or scrape is. The following types of bandages should be available to you:

  • Adhesive bands in different sizes
  • Adhesive bandage tape
  • Roller bandages

Thermometer
Fever is a common indication of colds, flu or other infections. A thermometer will allow you to track your fever and determine if it’s getting worse or better.

Over the counter medications
It is important to keep a stock of over-the counter medicines, such as cough and cold remedies and pain relievers. You should have these medicines on hand before you need them, so you don’t need to run to the store while you are sick.

Prescription medication
Keep a minimum of a week’s supply of your prescription drugs and a list with the names and dosages of each. This is useful for emergencies or after natural disasters.

Instant Heat and Cold Packs
These instant heat and cold packs do not require a microwave or space in your freezer. They are intended to be kept at room temperature. When squeezed, the water and sodium in the packs produce a cooling or heating reaction.

Tweezers
The use of tweezers can help you remove glass shards and splinters from your skin. As soon as you can, remove splinters or glass from your skin.

Emergency Blankets
If your heat goes out during the winter, you will benefit from emergency space blankets. These blankets are heated by your body heat.

They are among the most essential first aid supplies to keep in your home. You will be prepared for many different emergencies.

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