Creating A First Aid Kit

Many of us do not have the extra money to buy a fancy first aid kit. By creating your own, you can customize it to your family’s needs. Here are just a few tips for some should haves.

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Acetaminophen and ibuprofen

Hydrocortizone cream

Antihistamine

Benzocaine spray

Scissors

Tweezers

Tongue depressor blades

Tube of petroleum jelly

Blanket

Water

Thermometer

Ice pack

Distilled Water

Sterile gloves

Hydrogen peroxide

Rubbing alcohol

Tissues, cotton swabs, and cotton balls

Antibiotic towelettes

Sterile dressings to stop bleeding

Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes

Medical tape

Nonstick Sterile Pads

Ace bandages

Saftey Pins

Syrup of Ipecac-only when directed by the Poison Control Center

Keep emergency numbers inside and store out of the reach of children.

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Sources: Dept of Safety AZ

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