January 29, 2010, Newsletter Issue #113: First Aid Kits

Tip of the Week

Keeping a first aid kit in your car, luggage, boat, or home is always a good idea in case of a minor medical emergency. Regardless of the situation, there are some basic essentials that should prepare you for most accidents or illnesses.

Addresses and phone numbers to local hospitals
Medicine for upset stomach or diarrhea.
Cough and cold medicines
Pain medicine, ibuprofen for anti-swelling
Antihistamines for allergies
Nasal decongestants
Sunscreen
Antibiotic ointment
Bandages
Lip balm
Hydrocortisone cream
Motion sickness medicine
Antiseptic wipes
Electrolyte packs
Tweezers
Mole skin for blisters
Laxatives
Insect repellent
Anti-malarial medicines (depending on where you go)
Urinary tract infections meds
Throat Lozenges
Prescription Medicines

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