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What do you have in your first aid kit?

What do you have in your first aid kit?
There is no household that will not have a first aid kit. These days one will have herbs in one’s garden, homoepathy remedies and ofcourse the proverbial first aid kit.

We have, homoeopathy and allopathy first aid items as also some herbs in the garden. In our usual first aid kit we have nebasulf powder, Lacto calamine, gauze, cotton, surgical spirit, Soframycin,band aid, nise tablets, crocein, saline water, vicks, iodex and clove oil All these items are well known. I would like to elaborate on the homoepathy remedies of which we always have a stock

Aconite is for general ailments. This is the first remedy that is given and if that does not work then we have

Belladonna for head ache, urinary infection, throat irritation, tooth ache, ear ache. It also helps to control fever and sometimes it brings down the high pulse rate. Nux Vomica for indigestion and other stomach disorders. Carbo veg for gas It is normally taken when food that is difficult to digest is taken mostly food eaten in hotels. Arnica for injuries, muscle weakness and fatigue Calendula is for minor wounds both internally and externally. It comes in the form of a tincture and pills Sulphur for other remedies to have full effect Lycopodium for liver ailments

I have the Materia Medica that details on dosage and potency. I refer to this just as anyone would the Bible. I also go on the Net for further guidance.

It is no longer a rule that one should only follow a single discipline. One can have a combination of all disciplines but one needs to follow their respective rules.

Which discipline do you have faith in and do you keep a stock of those remedies with you for emergencies?

It is not necessary that we have to call a docotor for every little thing. The Internat is at our disposal that has information that comes in handy.

Comments

ballyhara
Usually I have very basic medicines. I'm talking about alcohol, peroxide, bandits, and pain killers. Besides my small kit, I do have a med drawer where I keep more supplies. I always try to have something for sore muscles, paracetamol for fever, pills for allergies, creams for itching or insects, pepto-bismol or any med for gastric issues, and eye drops. Also, when I'm going on a trip, I do like to bring those kind of medicines, I rather be prepared for an emergency.
Posted by ballyhara on 10-30-2017
kingcool52
We actually don't have a proper first aid kit. We have things in various locations around the house but we don't have a proper first aid kit which is probably a bad thing. I might have to go and get one actually because when something happens, I won't have the time to run around the house trying to find what I need to find.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-30-2017
Tania997
It's the same thing in my country, over here we don't have a proper first aid kit, but we have a lot of medication in various locations of the house, just like you said. It would be cool to have a proper first aid kit because a lot of the medication in my country is for flu and fever.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-31-2017
Marvadaum
Well, Over here they sell it ready to go. It contains bandages, scissors, triangular bandages, stitches and some disinfectant. It's not super complete but it gets the job done. Useful for taking care of small wounds
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-30-2017
lovely
my little first aid box contain more of items for treating wounds and minor cuts.I don't like self medication maybe apart taking pain relief tablets every other problem goes straight to the family's doctor.in my box I have cotton wool ,disinfectant, scissors and bandage.
Posted by lovely on 10-31-2017
Corzhens
I always bring my first aid kit wherever I go for an overnight away from home. It contains the basic pills and tablets like paracetamol, anti diarrhea, ointment and salve, band aid, bandage, lip balm and the mini sewing kit. When we go on vacation, and something went wrong, they look for me because they know what I have in my bag.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-31-2017
overcast
We have basic first aid kit given by the office. And we keep it around so that there are cases when we need it. And that way we can manage things around. So that's something we learn as we get into that type of stuff. I think those type of the kits are also available cheap. And that's something we have to consider when it comes to earning something decent. So on that note I'd say we can surely check things out as well.
Posted by overcast on 10-31-2017
potentialwriter
I have some simple drugs like Paracetamol, tetracycline capsules, chloroquine tablets and syrup, flu-j syrup and tablet and many more in my first aid kit. I keep these simple drugs in the kit purposely to tackle unexpected malaria attacks or cold fever especially at night when it's very difficult to go to the clinic. In case of wounds, cuts or bite, I also have some anti - poison drugs, methylated spirit, hydrogen, and lots more.
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-31-2017
Mehano
In my country, we always have one or two proper, bought first aid kits that come with everything that's listed as regulated and needed. Other than that, we don't really have anything special since we thankfully, so far, never needed it. But I do believe that every house or apartment should have one of the standard first aid kits just in case - life is very unpredictable and it's best to be prepared than to regret it later.
Posted by Mehano on 10-31-2017
limberg
My mom is a pharmacist and she makes sure that we have sufficient supplies for emergency purposes. We have some band aid, betadine, bandages and cotton balls for some minor wounds and cuts. Also in stock is paracetamol for fever and headaches. Loperamide for loose bowel movement. Cetirizine for allergies. White flower for dizziness. An ointment for burns. I think that's about it. Not too shabby eh?
Posted by limberg on 10-31-2017
Joteque
Wow, that's your first aid kit? Sounds more like a pharmacy. That's great that you are well stocked. I haven't seen a first aid kit around for ages. We usually use activated charcoal for food ailments which works very good and aloe for skin issues and to speed up the healing of cuts and wounds. The activated charcoal is kept in the refrigerator and MUST be served with a wooden or plastic spoon, NEVER a metal spoon as this would deactivate the charcoal. The aloe is kept in the refrigerator as well. You should open a web store and make some of those first aid items of yours available as many people will definitely subscribe to them.
Posted by Joteque on 10-31-2017
vinaya
My first aid kit box contains antiseptic and disinfectant liquids, ointment for cuts, wounds and burns, bandages, surgical tapes and hand plants. I also keep over the counter drugs for common ailments such as diaherra, fever, cough, and vomiting. As long as the wound does not need stitching or is not very deep, I always manage wounds at home.
Posted by vinaya on 10-31-2017
hermessantos
I think the basics for a good first aid kit are: analgesics, band end, gloves, hydrogen peroxide, antiseptics and disinfectants, ointments for cuts, wounds and burns, bandages, surgical tapes.

I think the most important thing than a first aid kit is to avoid accidents that can be avoided and know how to act in times of succoring someone or yourself.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-31-2017
rage35
We also have a first aid kit at home and the contents are just basic medicines, disinfectants and other antiseptic solutions, including those bandages. It is really important to have such kit in times of accidents, wounds especially or worst during calamities, you are secured.
Posted by rage35 on 10-31-2017
Pink_Turtle
well since I'm a nurse I've got plenty of things that I forget to get out of my pockets so they all end up in my first aid kit (Honestly our pockets end up with a ton of stuffs we don't even know 'till you get home and want to wash the uniform). I guess my first aid kit is more than a "basic one" because of this. But the basic things are analgesic, antibiotics, antiseptics, band-aids, cotton, gloves, among others!
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-31-2017
Denis_P
Unfortunately I do not have a first aid kit at home, for the moment. In fact I do not even have any bandages, so if I happen to cut myself by chance, I'll be forced to make a makeshift bandage. Yes, I'm well aware that this is quite dumb of me but I'll be looking into getting a first aid kit soon, as this post is somewhat of a reminder for me. Honestly, what I would put in my first aid kit would be pretty basic, as you only really need the basics for minor cuts and such. Bandages of different sizes, hydrogen peroxide and alcohol, latex gloves, anti-inflammatory medicines, antiseptic cream. If I have a condition that requires more attention than that, then it is time for a hospital visit.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-01-2017
Rhodolite
Aconite and Belladonna really? Those are poisons. Unless you have a pharmacist background with a PhD and a degree in Chemistry that also covers Organic Chemistry, you should not be playing around with poisons no matter the BS folk medicine recipes there are out there. Different people have different tolerances and what may not affect someone can kill another. Modern medicine took out all of those risk factors which is why they're effective to 99.9% of the population with the freak .01% having issues with them. I have a first aid kit but it's stocked with modern medicine and not with raw poison. I'm sorry but when you're in an emergency you don't have time to weigh out doses and hope that you get it right or end up killing someone with stupidity. I have epipens and narcan in my kit as well because of allergies and accidental brush with fentanyl which is becoming more and more common these days. Considering only a couple specks of fentanyl can OD someone, it's becoming more important to have narcan on hand for that.
Posted by Rhodolite on 11-01-2017
iamawriter
Aconite and Belladonna are poisons no doubt but when they are taken in the form of homoeopathy they take a different avatar. They are safe and have absolutely no side effects. You could get hold of any material that you can find on the Net and read about homoeopathy.
Posted by iamawriter on 11-03-2017
cmoneyspinner
I don't have a first aid kit but I consider what my mom used to keep in the bathroom medicine cabinet as a sort of first aid kit. As I can recall there was aspirin, alcohol, Pepto Bismol, band-aids (assorted sizes), a roll of gauze, peroxide, Robitussin cough syrup, Vicks Vapor Rub, a tube of Ben Gay, and some kind of antibiotic ointment (like Neosporin). Might have been some other stuff. Something for aches and pains. Something for upset stomachs. Something for cuts, bruises, and scrapes. Something for sores. Something for coughs and something to rub on your chest if you were congested and couldn't breathe. Stuff to sanitize and clean wounds.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 11-01-2017
cubo
I don't have a first aid kit at home or any other place. My family and I have this bad habit, we know that a first aid kit is obligatory and necessary in our house but we don't do anything to have it. We have alcohol, cotton, gauze but all of this stuff is in different places at home so, when someone needs one of these items we have to walk all over the house to find it and that could be dangerous if it's an emergency.
Posted by cubo on 11-02-2017
anna
I live in an apartment that is walking distance to multiple drugstores and shops that carry first aid kits so I don't have a lot of first aid items in my actual apartment. I just keep medication for allergies, headaches, colds, and heartburn in my apartment. Anything else can be purchased easily when it is needed.
Posted by anna on 11-02-2017
kooch
Butterfly bandages, these have been the most helpful for me since I routinely slice myself a little too deeply and need something to close the wound and keep it closed while I drive myself to the hospital to get it stiched up. I guess some distilled water to run over the wound to get rid of any contaminants is helpful as well, but I really car more about losing the ability to drive due to blood pressure loss.
Posted by kooch on 11-06-2017