Why You Should Create First Aid Kits In Your Home

Why You Should Create First Aid Kits In Your Home


Ilori Titilayo

Have you ever been in a situation where a home accident or emergencies occur and you are in a very tight corner?
If you have, then you know how dreadful the experience was and if you haven’t.
Don’t  wait till you experience such,  that is why it is important to have a first aid box handy.
Emergencies happen always be prepared with a first aid kit, you can assemble your own with this article.
Things you will need
1.If you can tell your carpenter to make you a small box or choose a decently sized container.
It needs to be large enough to store all of the materials, but it should be lightweight and portable.
This can be accomplished by sealing all your supplies in a plastic bag
2. Separate your first aid kits into two sections, one section should include all of your medical supplies.
Such as bandage and ointment, while the second compartment should include important medications for your family.
3. Fill the box with the sterile and/or newly bought items. These include:
Adhesive dressing, various sizes, and shapes, from regular Band-Aid shapes to small squares to large
* small scissors
*A package of gauze pads
*Adhesive tape
*Cotton balls
*None alcohol wipes for cleaning external surface only
*Get an (antibiotic Ointment) for keeping the infection out of cuts, scrapes etc
*A thermometer
*Min latex gloves, in case of blood, body fluid
*Pairs for the smallest kits
*CRP breathing mask
*Bottle water, to rinse wound or to drink
*A towel for a pillow or as a wrap for ice, make sure it clean.
*Emergency phone number – doctor, pharmacy.
*First aid handbook
*Pain relieve- for the relief of headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain
*Fever Reducer
*Decongestant and cough medicine
*Drugs to prevent or treat indigestion, heartburn or upset stomach
*Antihistamine- for allergic reactions and itching
Note it is also important to have some basic medicines on hand in your cabinets and always remember to check them each year and dispose of expired medicines.
Happenings Media