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Building Your Own First Aid Kit

Updated: Jan 16

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A first-aid kit is a quick and handy tool to carry with you, both for yourself and for anyone else in need. They help you deal with emergency medical needs until you can get to a hospital or a professional medical caregiver. Remember, a first aid kit and its uses are not a substitute for medical help.


You may buy pre-constructed first aid kits from medical stores or even online. You can also assemble a kit with the following basic essentials. The quantity depends on the size of the kit you want to carry and the budget you have in mind for the kit. Your kit can Include the following items:

  1. Adhesive bandages

  2. Non-Adhesive bandages

  3. Crepe bandage

  4. Regular strength pain medication

  5. Gauze

  6. Low grade disinfectant

  7. Pocket mask / face shield

  8. Antiseptic wipes

  9. Band-aids

  10. Cotton balls / Cotton rolls / Cotton swabs

  11. Plaster

  12. Iodine

  13. Hydrogen Peroxide

  14. Oral Rehydration Solution

  15. Eye wash

  16. Hand sanitizer

  17. A clean towel

  18. Tissues

  19. Sterile eye pads, gauze pads and non-adherent pads

  20. Scissors

  21. Tweezers

  22. Thermometer

  23. Safety Pins

  24. Antiseptic / Disinfectant spray / cream or wipes

  25. Burn gel

  26. Anti-fungal cream

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