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Five things every first aid kit should have

Release Date: 01/16/2014

  1. Antiseptic wash
    Apply first to the injury, because minor injuries can become as infectious as your child’s laughter. Follow it up with some antibiotic ointment as a second barrier to infection.
  2. Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen
    To fight fever and pain, these should always be nearby.
  3. Bandages of all sizes
    Your loved ones are one-of-a-kind, and their cuts and scrapes are no different. Make sure you have a variety of strip, pad, triangular and dot bandages – as well as rolls of gauze – to apply the proper pressure.
  4. Sterile scissors
    For cutting bandages (remember what Mom always says – don’t run with them)
  5. Instant cold compress
    This will provide immediate comfort to aches and sprains, and let you save those frozen peas for dinner.
And of course, for more serious injuries, don’t hesitate – get to the Inland Emergency Department, where you come first.

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