Quick First-Aids

List of Medications: a separate list for each household member

 
Tablets: To relieve headaches, pain, fever, and simple sprains or strains of the body. Have at least two aspirin tablets available at all times in case of heart attack, although use as recommended by your physician. Use appropriate dosages, and make sure the medicine is age appropriate.
(Aspirin should not be used to relieve flu symptoms or be given to children.)
 
Cough Suppressant: To relieve coughing. Use appropriate dosages, and make sure the medicine is age appropriate.
 
Antihistamine: To relieve allergies and inflammation. Use appropriate dosages, and make sure the medicine is age appropriate.
 
Decongestant Tablets: To relieve nasal congestion from colds or allergies. Use
appropriate dosages, and make sure the medicine is age appropriate.
 
Bandages of Assorted Sizes: To cover minor cuts and scrapes.
 
Gauze in Rolls and Two-Inch and Four-InchPads: To dress larger cuts and scrapes
 
Adhesive Tape: To keep gauze in place.
 
Sharp Scissors with rounded handles
 
Safety Pins: To fasten splints and bandages.
 
Antiseptic Wipes: To disinfect wounds or clean hands.
 
Disposable, Instant-Activating Cold Packs: For icing injuries and burns.
 
Tweezers: For removing small splinters, foreign objects, bee stingers, and ticks from the skin
 
Hydrogen Peroxide: To disinfect and clean wounds.
 
Gloves: To protect hands and reduce risk of infection when treating open wounds.
     
 

Other Supplies

    Thermometer: To take temperatures. For babies under age 1, use a rectal thermometer.
    Petroleum Jelly: To lubricate a rectal thermometer.
    Calamine Lotion: To relieve itching and irritation from insect bites and stings.

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