Which should include a first aid kit?

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The unexpected can happen at any time. So it pays to be prevented. So, we should have a complete kit that will allow us to provide first aid in case we have a small domestic accident. With it, we will reduce the effects of cuts, scrapes, scratches… However, before giving any type of medication, we need to know if the person who needs it has some kind of allergy, the expiration date and administration procedure. Initially, our kit should contain

  • A thermometer
  • Normal scissors with round end
  • Clippers
  • Fine tweezers
  • Sterile gauze pads of various sizes
  • Vaseline gauze for burns
  • Cotton
  • Bandages
  • Elastic bandages
  • Hypoallergenic bandage (paper or clothing)
  • Strips of different sizes
  • Healing strips or suture points
  • Sterile eye patches
  • Stitches paper
  • Alcohol 96th
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Tincture of iodine, povidone-iodine (Betadine)
  • Antiseptic or neutral soap
  • Saline solution
  • Ice packs or cold chemical sanitary towels
  • Hot packs or hot water bag
  • Surgical gloves
  • Masks
  • Antipyretics and analgesics
  • Cream, gel or anti-inflammatory ointment
  • Antacid or protective stomach
  • Anti-diarrhoea
  • Laxative
  • Mucolytic syrup, cough suppressant and / or expectorant
  • Antiseptic throat tablets
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets
  • Corticosteroid cream or ointment (bites, reactions, …)
  • Antiseptic cream or ointment for burns
  • Oral rehydration salts for diarrhoea or vomiting processes
  • Energy drinks

Also, we recommend having a list with telephone numbers of the closest services: ambulance, emergency, health centres, local police, fire, civil defence, hospitals, etc. It is advisable that kit and phone lists are in the same place, known by all the people living at home.