Your child is bleeding heavily.
The wound is deep.
The edges of the wound are gaping.
The wound is spurting blood.
You can't stop the bleeding after 10 minutes of direct pressure.
An object has punctured the skin and is still in the body.
The cut involves the eye or the cartilage of the nose or ear.
Medicine to prevent malaria, if you are going to a place where malaria is a problem
Other items that may be useful in certain circumstances:
High-altitude sickness preventive medicine
Water purification tablets or water filtering system
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