First Aid

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    First Aid

    Whatever your requirements are, VitaBox has a first-aid package that will meet them. If you're a parent, for example, you'll need a kit tailored to the needs of your child. If you have dogs, you will need a specialized first aid pack that includes items to remove ticks and treat injured paws. If you often go on road trips, it's a good idea to invest in a car first aid kit that includes flares, jumper cables, water, and food. Read through this guide to know the things to look for when stocking your first aid kit or shopping for a ready-made one.

    Antifungal Medicine

    You can get antifungal medicines for your first aid kit as a cream, spray, tablet, or injection. Popular names to keep an eye out for include:

    • Fluconazole
    • Clotrimazole
    • Ketoconazole
    • Econazole
    • Miconazole
    • Amphotericin

    Bandages & Bandaging Supplies

    A range of sizes and types of bandaging materials are necessary when dealing with small wounds and scrapes. Having a variety of alternatives to pick from will make your first aid efforts easier. You should look for:

    • Triangular bandages
    • Cloth adhesive tape
    • 3"x3" and 4"x4" wide roller bandage

     

    Cotton Balls & Swabs

    Cotton balls and swabs are commonly used in wound treatment. They can be soaked in the antiseptic solution to disinfect small wounds and scrapes before applying bandages. These items can also be used to clean medical tools, administer topical treatments, and absorb liquids. They are excellent additions to your first-aid kit.

    Basic Medical Tools

    You can use these simple tools to pick splinters, cut bandages, and do other first aid tasks. They may include the following:

    • Tweezers
    • Non-mercury oral thermometer
    • Zip-close plastic scissors
    • CPR breathing barrier mask
    • Instant cold compress
    • Two pairs of non-latex gloves
    • First aid instruction booklet
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Cleansing wipes

    Itching & Rash Treatments

    Rashes can be caused by many things. However, they are only a minor annoyance. Home remedies can ease the irritation. Stock your first-aid kit with the following itching-relieving medications.

    • Zinc oxide ointment relieves inflamed skin.
    • Calamine lotion for contact dermatitis, such as poison ivy or oak rashes.
    • Hydrocortisone cream to treat extreme itching.
    • Oral antihistamines like loratadine (Claritin) or diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to break the scratch-itch cycle.

    Scar Reducing Treatments

    The following tips and products may aid in the reduction of scars following a cut or burn.

    • Treat the wound right away
    • Clean the wound regularly with gentle soap and water
    • Apply petroleum jelly to minimize scab formation
    • Cover the wound with silicone to enhance the look of a scar. Sheets, gels, and tapes may also help.
    • Change your bandages every day.