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Must-Have First Aid Supplies

must-have first aid supplies

Would you know what to do if you cut your finger while preparing dinner, or if you burned yourself on a stove-top?

Minor injuries aren’t always preventable and can happen at any given moment, but some injuries are easy to treat at home.  When you have the right supplies stocked in your pantry cabinet, you can easily treat your injuries in the comfort of your home.

Having a first aid kit is a must-have item for homes.  Here are a few things you should have stocked in your first aid kit:

  • Alcohol wipes
  • Allergy medicine
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Bandages
  • Gauze rolls and pads
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Latex-free gloves
  • Pain relievers

Your first aid kit should always be easily accessible so you don’t have to go searching for supplies when a minor accident happens.

You should also update your first aid kit at least once a year to make sure medicines and creams haven’t expired and replace the out-of-date medicines.

Before you start treating any minor injury, you should always wash your hands with soap and water to decrease chances of infection, and proceed to treat the wound or sprain.

If your injury becomes a concern, don’t hesitate to visit FirstCall Medical Center.  Our experienced physicians have expertise in diagnosing and treating the following:

  • Broken bones
  • Bruising
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • Sprains
  • Strains

Our center is also fully equipped with an on-site lab and digital x-rays to properly diagnose your injuries and get you on the road to recovery.  Our physicians will also follow up regarding your injuries depending upon the severity.

For more information about the services we provide, please call to speak with one of our medical professionals at 410-730-3399.