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Healthy Natural Items To Include In Your First Aid Kit
Everyone should always have some kind of a first aid kit handy. If you have small children, your life will be so much easier if you do have at least a few items handy. But besides the typical products you will find in a first aid kit, this list has a comprehensive number of suggestions that you may want to include in your first aid kit for future use.
Regular First Aid Items
- Bottled water – keep one or two bottles of water on hand, and if you can try bring them frozen so they will be thawed by the time you need them. The water will come in handy in case someone comes down with a case of the hiccups.
- Hot or cold packs – they do sell packs that can be used hot or cold and can be activated quickly in case you need one or the other.
- Aloe Vera Plant or gel – this is one of the best and quickest ways to help treat a burn. If you have a plant, just break open a piece from the plant and directly apply the gel. You can also buy it already in a gel form.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – good for cleaning out any cuts or bruises so they will not become infected. Peroxide is also good for getting the wax out of the ear canal. Just apply a small amount in your ear and hold your head sideways until it stops bubbling. Turn your ear when done and wipe any of the liquid that runs out.
- Neosporin – this is one of the best topical antibiotic gels you can apply to a cut or bruise. Apply it a couple of times a day and the area will be healed quickly.
- Bandages, gauze, and tape – It’s good to have a variety of these as you never know when you will need them and the sizes may range. A little pair of scissors will help as well to cut the bandages to size.
- Thermometer – this is an item you can easily pick up at the drug store but it is very important, especially with small children around.
- Citronella insect repellant – if you know you are going to be in an area where there are going to be an influx of gnats or mosquitos, it is always good to have a good bug spray.
- Hand sanitizer – one simple bottle of hand sanitizer can be invaluable if you don’t have access to water or a sink.
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