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What should your household first aid kit contain?

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A household first aid kit should include:

  • Adhesive tape
  • Anesthetic spray
  • 4" x 4" sterile gauze pads
  • 2", 3", and 4" Ace bandages
  • Adhesive bandages (all sizes)
  • Oral antihistamines
  • Topical corticosteroids
  • Aloe vera topical gel or cream for burn relief
  • Exam gloves
  • Polysporin antibiotic cream
  • Nonadhesive pads (Telfa)
  • Pocket mask for CPR
  • Resealable oven bag -- to hold contaminated articles or serve as an ice pack
  • Safety pins (large and small)
  • Scissors
  • Triangular bandage
  • Tweezers

From: First Aid Kits WebMD Medical Reference

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Federal Emergency Management Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA.

Federal Emergency Management Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 28, 2018

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