first aid kits

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by worldtraveller321, May 30, 2013.

  1. worldtraveller321

    worldtraveller321 New Member

    First Aid Kits - Real Lifesavers

    I come from a medical family, so I like to think I'm not a hypochondriac. Certainly, after being told that any malady was minor and would pass, I just assume that all of my problems are in my head.
    Still, that won't stop me from singing the praises of the first aid kit for holidays.
    It doesn't have to be a full-on mass of needles and surgical equipment, just something you can easily slip into a pouch. When travelling in Europe, mine contained a few plasters, an elasticised bandage, a small pair of scissors, some Imodium, cotton pads and a few some foot patches, though naturally, you can adopt and adapt as much as you feel is necessary. We were doing a fair bit of walking in Europe, so that kind of kit was a handy, though it's fairly general purpose.
    The thing about a light first aid kit is that it doesn't require much training, and it doesn't require many other materials. The plasters are obviously enough for a small cut, but what happens if a friend falls and suffers bruising? The elasticised bandage is perfect for making a splint, along with the cotton pads. If you've been in a shootout with the Mafia it may not save your life, but when it comes to less serious incidents, a first aid kit can prove very handy indeed.
    Come to think of it, aspirin or another pain killer would have been useful in mine. A friend had to make use of the impromptu splint for his leg, and I imagine an analgesic would have been appreciated. Aside from that, for a general purpose first aid kit, there's not much else that springs to mind.
    Accidents do happen - as much on holidays as anywhere else. The first aid kit can't stop them from happening, but it can minimise discomfort and prove vital as a stop-gap measure before specialist treatment. And for the amount of space it takes up in your bag, it really is very useful.
  2. rleisure

    rleisure Member

    I have a couple of small make up cases full of first aid supplies. I learned how to handle all the little things on my own rather than run to the dr all the time. I use al ot of natural remedies before I will take pills though. People can think I'm insane all they want but I ALWAYS have a kit nearby at home!
  3. shairine

    shairine New Member

    All my little siblings have some experience and a little first aid kits with them in any case that no one will be around they can save theirselfs
  4. Balatszki_07

    Balatszki_07 Member

    Almost everyone will need to use a first aid kit at some time. Make time to prepare home and travel kits for your family’s safety. First aid kits may be basic or comprehensive. What you need depends on your medical training and your distance from professional medical help. Ready-made first aid kits are commercially available from chain stores or outdoor retailers, but it’s easy to make smart, inexpensive first aid kits yourself.
  5. Reine11

    Reine11 New Member

    A first aid kit is neccessaryvto have everywhere. You don't know where accidents could happen. In our school, every room have a first aid kit. It contains items that are needed to give first aid such as alcohol, hygrogen peroxide, cottons, medical tape, band aid, gauze. Our first aid kit also include sanitary napkins and pantyliners, so whenever our students are in need of sanitary napkins because they forgot to bring or they are out of stock, our first aid kit can provide them, so they can avoid having blood stains in their clothes.
  6. romilda

    romilda Member

    First aide kit is very important in our house to have beacause accident never tell.
  7. pjg1989

    pjg1989 New Member

    First aid knowledge must need for everyone. First aid is given to any person who is urgently injured. Every home and transports should equip with first aid supplies and a first aid manual. Travelers should have the first aid kit in the region they plan to visit. Mostly children are necessary to have first aid kits, because they may get anywhere anytime some injury. So be aware.

    Easily one can make the first aid kit at home. It should contain the following items or as prefered by users:

    Instant hot pack

    Low-dose pain and fever medicines, such as children's Tylenol

    Sterile eyewash

    cotton balls


    Antibiotic ointment

    Hand sanitizer

    Instant cold compress

    antiseptic spray

    Antibiotic cream

  8. Warren1967

    Warren1967 Well-Known Member

    It is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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