with your prescription refill.
with your prescription refill.
A well-stocked first aid kit can be a total lifesaver in case of emergencies. Whether it’s cuts and scrapes from a minor injury or a sudden cold and fever, it’s important to have everything you need within reach for quick diagnostics and primary treatment.
A first aid kit is not only an absolute must-have if you frequently hike, camp, or go on road trips; you should also have one on standby at home, in the office, or in your car. While we all wish you’d need nothing more than the occasional Band-Aid, it’s best to be prepared for whatever life throws at you.
Whether you want to have a basic starter kit or go all out, The Boardwalk Pharmacy has got you covered. Knowing what is in a first aid kit can be life-saving! In this article, we’ve listed down several essential items that you should consider including in your first aid kit.
Let’s get started!
A first aid kit can be a bag, box, or any waterproof container that holds emergency supplies for treating minor traumatic injuries, preventing infection, or managing pain and bleeding while waiting for professional medical help to arrive.
For starters, the Red Cross recommends keeping the following items in your first aid kit if you’re a family of four.
Whether you’re building a home or travel first aid kit, we recommend adding over-the-counter medication for quick relief of common health conditions such as headaches, migraines, diarrhea, sore throat, coughing, allergic reactions, and other minor illnesses.
Having Aspirin in your first aid kit can be extremely helpful if an adult suffers from a heart attack or sudden and unexplainable chest pain. It is proven to manage the pain and keep the situation under control until an ambulance arrives.
Nevertheless, check with your doctor first to determine if you don’t have an allergic reaction to Aspirin. Some individuals are known to experience flushing, itching, hives, and asthma attacks within an hour of taking it. Bleeding and other complications have been noted in people who take Aspirin while on blood thinners. Never give Aspirin to children.
Strategically place your first aid kit in an accessible location.
For home first aid kits, the kitchen is the best place to store it instead of the bathroom, which often has high humidity levels and can affect the lifespan of certain medicines.
Pack travel first aid kits in your checked luggage to avoid the hassle of airport security inspection. There may be in-flight restrictions about specific items, especially liquid ones. On the other hand, you might want to consider building a smaller first aid kit that you can fit in your carry-on bag; limited to items that are allowed by your airline.
Keep on-the-go first aid kits in the glove compartment or the trunk of your car.
One of the most convenient options would be to buy a pre-packed first aid kit sold commercially.
Ready-made first aid kits are widely available in most pharmacies and retail stores. The best thing about them is that the contents are usually predetermined by experts who have experience in first aid care. You will also have a lot of options to select from, depending on your budget. Nevertheless, you have to be meticulous in choosing and checking the contents in terms of quality and usefulness.
On the other hand, you can also assemble one yourself that’s tailored to your specific needs and medical history, particularly if you have asthma, allergies, or any other existing illnesses. Making your own first aid kit means you have full control over the quality, quantity, size, and extent of how prepared you can be in different situations.
The Boardwalk Pharmacy carries a wide range of products, including everything you need for your first aid kit. Whether you’re shopping for over-the-counter medication or looking to refill prescriptions, our convenient delivery services bring all of these offerings right to your front door. There’s no need to stand in line or wait for hours just to get the proper care you deserve.Visit our store in Kitchener-Waterloo, or contact us today for more information on our online prescription refill services!
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