What should not be missing in your home medicine cabinet?

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Home accidents happen often, even if we try to avoid them.  They can range from knife cuts to oil splashes and slight scratches.  Regardless of the type of accident, it is important to have a first aid kit with the necessary items so that you can respond appropriately to each situation.  We can divide the necessary items into three categories: first aid, medicines, and emergency items.


First Aid


  1. Different sized band-aids
  2. Sterile bandages
  3. Different types of bandages
  4. Cotton balls and cotton swabs
  5. Disposable gloves
  6. Vaseline
  7. Scissors and tweezers
  8. Hand sanitizer
  9. Antibiotic ointment
  10. Antiseptic solution or wipes
  11. Thermometer
  12. Masks
  13. Hydrogen peroxide for disinfection
  14. Aluminum finger board




  1. Aloe vera gel
  2. Antidiarrheal medications
  3. Laxatives
  4. Cold and flu medications
  5. Personal medications
  6. Aspirins, analgesics, and ibuprofen


Items in case of emergency


  1. Emergency numbers (Your doctor, local emergency services, roadside emergency providers, etc.)
  2. Insect repellent
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Matches
  5. Small flashlight
  6. Batteries


In addition to having everything you need, there are other important aspects to take into account. The first is to make sure that everyone in the family knows where the first aid kit is. This way, in the event of an accident, everyone will know where to look for what they need. And the second thing is to have it checked at least twice a year. This will help them identify if there are expired items that need to be disposed of or items that need to be replaced.




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