First Aid Box

Regularly seen in offices, hotels and more, first aid boxes in our opinion should become mandatory in every home.

First Aid

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It may seem trivial, but the medicines and aids inside this box and minimize the seriousness of the situation before the doctor can be present.

We recommend that you have this box in an easily accessible location in your home and also mark the medicines and aids inside clearly.

Some of the most common problems that can be treated with the first aid box contents are:

  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Fever
  • Allergic reactions
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Sprain or related muscle injuries
  • Insect bites

 Our recommended contents of the box (this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Sterile dressings
  • Bandages
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Torch light with a set of spare batteries
  • Cotton wool
  • Antiseptic alcohol based liquid
  • Thermometer
  • Sprays for common sprays and aches (not to be used on open wound)
  • Calamine lotion
  • Pain killer tablets
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol tablets
  • Cough syrup
  • Burn ointment

It would be wise to give everyone a crash course in first aid at your home.

Couple of points to be noted:

  1. The expiry date of each of the contents inside has to be checked periodically. For your convenience, place a paper on the inside of the lid and have it list the expiry dates for all the contents inside.
  2. First aid should not be treated as a joke. It should be administered with care with proper adult supervision.

Hope you have learnt some thing from this post.

For more detailed article, please refer to wikipedia

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