What Should We Need to Keep In First Aid Box?

First Aid Box

The importance of having a perfectly curated and ready at hand first aid kit cannot ever be overstated. A First Aid Box is a necessity that is universal in nature- everyone, everywhere can need one in case of emergencies that can occur at any time.

On a day to day basis, you should at least make sure that a first aid kit is present at your residence, vehicle and at your workplace. It is not a bad idea to carry a mini first aid box around at all times either.

So, let us guide you towards making and using a proper first aid kit. To start with, let’s discuss the most essential things that every first aid kit must contain.

TOOLS should be in First Aid Box

  1. Bandages- of the following types:

  • Elastic Wrap Bandage
  • Strips of Bandages of various sizes; including the Butterfly type.
  • Non-stick bandages that are sterilized.
  • Gauze bandages of all sizes
  • Crepe Rolled Bandage
  • Triangular Bandage
  • Adhesive Bandages (Band-Aid)
  1. Cotton- in the following types:

  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  1. Sterile Disposable Gloves

  2. Eye Pads/ Patches

  3. Adhesive tapes, safety pins, duct tape and a pair of small scissors

  4. Small bulb suction instrument

  5. A manual or guide listing proper first aid practices.

  6. A list of emergency contact numbers and health details of patients including blood group and other important details (allergies, etc)

  7. A handy torchlight.

MEDICINES for First Aid Box

  1. Miscellaneous but compulsory in First Aid Box-

  2. Antiseptic General Solution, Antiseptic Hand Sanitizing Solution, Eye Wash Solution and basic lubricant or petroleum jelly.

  3. Antibiotic ointment or gel.

  4. Pain Relievers: acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen

  5. Paracetamol

  6. Anti-allergy medication-

  • Antihistamines
  • Epi Pen or other self-injectors containing epinephrine
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  1. Calamine Lotion for the sudden onset dry skin.

  2. Aloe Vera for mild burns

  3. Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for diarrhea.

  4. Glucose- for emergency use especially if you have a diabetic patient at home.

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