Health Tips!

First Aid Kit

by Dr. Charmagne Anne Sunico

Published on February 3, 2020

It's best to always be prepared. Especially when it comes to emergencies. Here are a few suggestions on what should be in your first aid kit:

  • Plasters in a variety of shapes and sizes
  • Small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings.
  • At least 2 sterile eye dressings.
  • Triangular bandages.
  • Rolled bandages.
  • Safety pins.
  • Disposable sterile gloves.
  • Tweezers .
  • Scissors.
  • Cleansing wipes or alcohol.
  • Medical grade tape.
  • Thermometer.
  • Skin rash cream.
  • Antibiotic cream.
  • Painkillers.
  • Anti-allergy medication.
  • Distilled water for cleaning wounds.

Red Cross also suggests having a first aid manual in the kit and have your family and personal histories of all family members too. Personal history includes any allergies and medical conditions, while family history enumerates what conditions run in the family and who has them. Keep track of expiry dates and replace those that are near expiry.

Let us remember that being prepared for any eventuality is good. Forewarned is forearmed!