What to stock on a First Aid Cabinet

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Keeping our family safe at all times is always on our top priority. Thus, it is essential to have a well-stocked first aid cabinet inside our homes and a first aid kit on your vehicles to easily deal with minor injuries, accidents or minor illnesses. first aid cabinet There are several things to consider when keeping a home first aid cabinet and these are: First, the medicine cabinet should be installed or kept in a cool dry place.  Locked and out of reach of children.Second, regularly check the medicines to make sure that they are within their use-by dates. Third, learn how to perform simple first aid techniques for minor injuries such as wounds. Fourth, a basic first aid cabinet should contain the following:

  • Paracetamol and other family medicines prescribed by your doctor
  • Antihistamine (as prescribed by your doctor)
  • Alcohol
  • Cleansing wipes
  • Nasal decongestant sprays
  • Distilled water for eye bath
  • Sterile bandages/plasters of different sizes and shapes
  • Sterile gauze dressings, small, medium, large
  • Disposable sterile gloves
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Thermometer
  • Povidone iodine, antiseptic for wounds
  • Skin rash cream
  • Cotton buds
  • Ice packs
  • flashlight

A well-stocked first aid cabinet within reach will provide instant help in giving immediate treatment in cases of unexpected minor accidents and injuries among family members.


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