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Choosing and Buying First Aid Kit

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

Choosing and Buying First Aid Kit

If you have children, you will know they can be unpredictable and you will always have to keep a watchful eye over them. You also know that you cannot be with your children all day long. When you least expect it is when they get into dangerous situations. When you have children, a potential accident is always waiting to happen. As a parent it is very important to have a first aid kit around the house. What if you don't have children? If you cook and spend enough time in the kitchen, you will also need a first aid kit. Everyone has been at least injured once in his lifetime. There are those who tend to accumulate injuries. There should be a first aid kit in every house.

Choosing and buying first aid kit: Preventing infection

If you cut yourself while shaving or whilst gardening or doing any other chores at home, the tendency will be to quickly wash away the blood and wrap the wound in some piece of clothing. That might be effective in stopping the bleeding but can lead to infection. Having a first aid kit will help you take care of wounds appropriately.

Choosing and buying first aid kit: What to look for?

Insect sting relief pads and first aid kit: If you have children or you live in an area with a lot of insects a first aid kit with insect sting relief pads is essential. There are those who might not live in an area with lots of insects buy are allergic to insects bites, a first aid kit can be a life saver

Antiseptic wipes and first aid kit: Because wounds can be easily infected if not treated, an antiseptic wipe is indispensable in your first aid kit

Alcohol and first aid kit: Alcohol is often used to sanitize instruments and it can also be used as a disinfectant. With this in mind, you should pay attention to alcohol when choosing and buying first aid kit.

Bandages and first aid kit: If and when you need to hold together a broken wrist or sprain ankle nothing beats having a bandage in your first aid kit.

Burn cooling patch and first aid kit: At times you can get burned from cook and you need a quick relief. After placing your hand under cold running water you will want to use this burn cooling patch from your first aid kit. How many people get burned everyday and don't have a first aid kit?

Antibiotic ointment and first aid kit: You might be wondering why you need an antibiotic ointment in your first aid kit. Antibiotic ointment kills bacteria and will help prevent infection. That is why antibiotic ointment should be considered when choosing and buying first aid kit.

Scissors and first aid kit: If you have ever tried to rip apart a bandage without a scissors, you know how difficult it can be. That is why choosing and buying a first aid kit with scissors should be considered.

Packaging and first aid kit: Believe it or not packing is also important when choosing and buying first aid kit. You don't want all the content of your first aid kit to fall apart when you are in a hurry. You should look for first aid kits that are well packed and protected. Your first aid kit should be easy to store and retrieve.

Choosing and buying first aid kit: Which brand to buy?

The American Red Cross offers a series of first aid kits. You can buy this comprehensive first aid kit from Amazon for $85

There are cheaper first aid kit like the Safe Travels first aid kit from Johnson and Johnson. You can get this first aid kit at Walgreens for just under $10.

From the above list, the more content you have in your first aid kit, the better. However, the more content, the more you should expect to pay.


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Comments

Sep 18, 2010 8:00pm
Sookie
a good first aid kit is a must, in the car, office and home, but replenishing it is even more important. Great article!
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