31 Essential Items Everyone Needs to Have in Their Home First-Aid Kit

Stocking the first-aid kit

For stocking items inside the kit, follow these instructions:

  • Divide the medicines into various categories like ’cuts and sprains’, ’pulls and strains’, ’itches and rashes’, ’allergies’ and put them all in separate pouches and label them clearly.
  • Personalize your kit by putting small doses of prescription medication for each family member in separate pouches. Label them by their names. Also, write the amount of dose to be administered.

What should the kit include?

For cuts and scrapes

  • Adhesive bandages of various shapes and sizes
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibiotic ointment

For sprains and pulls

  • Elastic bandages
  • Pain relievers like ibuprofen or aspirin
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