First-aid Kit: Essential things that must be a part of the first aid kit

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Essential things that must be a part of the first aid kit

Must have things that must be a part of the first aid kit

No matter where you are in the world, accidents can happen at any time. In the case of the accident the first thing that strikes everyone’s mind is the use of a first aid kit. A first aid is a box that contains almost everything that can be used to deal with an injury immediately. It is not a substitute for medical help, it is just something to do before the medical help can reach you. In many cases, immediate help using a first aid kit can even save a life. There are certain things that should be a part of almost all first aid kits. Let’s find out what they are. (Also read: How to help someone who becomes unconscious and faints)

Must have things that must be a part of the first aid kit

  • Gauze Pads
  • Band-aids
  • Scissors
  • Antiseptic Creams/Lotions
  • Muscle Spray
  • Thermometer

Gauze Pads
Gauze pads are mostly made of cotton and they are helpful to cover up the bleeding in case of an accident. They are also available with a medical tape that can help you to secure the wound properly and in the right way. (Also read: What are the do’s and don’ts in case of a snake bite)

Band-aids 
Band-aids are an essential part of any first-aid kit as they help to conceal the minor cuts and injuries.

Scissors
When you are securing the injuring using a bandage or a medicinal tape then it is important that you keep a pair of scissors handy.  (Also read: What are the necessary safety tips during Earthquake)

Antiseptic Creams/Lotions
Before you apply a gauze pad or cotton for an injury, it is important to apply a good antiseptic lotion or cream to the area. This is done to avoid the possibility of an infection. (Also read: What are the mistakes one should avoid in case of a burn injury)

Muscle Spray
Muscle strain is a very common problem that can happen anytime and anywhere. In that situation, it is important that you have a muscle spray or gel to help with this problem. (Also read: What to do in case of wasp or bee sting immediately)

Thermometer
In case of a medical situation that is related to an illness, it is important to keep the track of the body temperature. It will be a great way to know the right state of the body.

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A first aid kit is not a substitute for medical help. It is just something to do before the medical help can reach you. It can save someone’s life. Click the link to read this article in Hindi.

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