A household first-aid kit for routine emergencies should contain:
■ assorted adhesive dressings and tape
■ sterile gauze dressings
■ sterile eye dressings
■ triangular, elasticated and crepe bandages; clips and safety pins
■ disposable sterile gloves
■ sharp scissors
■ alcohol-free wipes to clean cuts and grazes
■ digital thermometer
■ skin-rash cream
■ antiseptic cream and liquid
■ insect bite or sting relief
■ ibuprofen or paracetamol (both available as a syrup for children)
■ antihistamine tablets
■ calamine lotion for burns or rashes
■ distilled water
For a first-aid kit in a car add an emergency thermal blanket, hand sanitiser gel, disposable hot/cold pack and a clinical waste bag.
When travelling abroad, add laxatives; diarrhoea medicine and rehydration salts; antacids; sun block and soothers; travel sickness pills and antihistamines. For certain destinations, health professionals recommend carrying a supply of sterile syringes and scalpels; water purification tablets and a single 500mg tablet of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which must be obtained on prescription.
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