*First Aid List (specific items)*
By: Blizzard
18 September 2005

Drugs

Critical

Prescription Medications (Minimum 3 month supply)

Make sure you have a PRINTED list of current medications including strength and how often taken.

Keep a copy in wallet or purse, and one at home

Include list of medications you are allergic to

Include list of medical problem and surgeries

Ibuprofen/Motrin/Advil (200mg Tablets)

Childrenís Motrin (One bottle per child minimum)

Donít forget the measuring spoon/dropper/syringe

Tylenol Extra Strength (500 mg Tablets)

Childrenís Tylenol (One bottle per child minimum)

Donít forget the measuring spoon/dropper/syringe

Benadryl (25mg Tablets)

Childrenís Liquid Benadryl

Donít forget the measuring spoon/dropper/syringe

Aspirin (325mg Tablets - One bottle - unless you have a heart condition, then more)

Used for pain relief, heart attacks, and to help "thin the blood" (make the platelets in the blood less effective)

Necessary

Analgesic Cream/Lotion

Rhule Gel / Camphophenique / Calamine

Antacid

Mylanta II or Maalox Plus (includes symethicone)

Tums

Anti-diarrheal

Imodium / Lomotil

Anti-fungal Treatments

Ointments - Lotramin/Lamisil/Tinactin

Cruex - for men

Lotramin/Monostat - for women

REMEMBER - yogurt with LIVE YOGERT CULTURES - helps prevent antibiotic induced yeast infections!

Antibiotic ointment

Neosporin / Triple Antibiotic ointment

Cold and flu - Nighttime (2 or more boxes/bottles)

Nyquil - liquid and/or tablets

Or any sedating (diphenhydramine containing) antihistamine-decongestant

Cold and flu - Daytime (2 or more boxes/bottles)

Dayquil - liquid and/or tablets

Or any non-sedating antihistamine/decongestant combination

Decongestant (2 or more boxes)

Sudafed (buy a box at a time - used to make methamphetamines, thus tightly controlled)

Afrin Nasal Spray (Never use for more that 3 days)

Eye drops

Liquid Tears

Visine/Murine NOT recommended!

Hemorrhoid Relief

Anusol with Hydrocortisone and/or Preparation H - Suppositories AND Cream

Tucks Medicated Pads

Insect Repellant - Containing as much DEET as possible

Lip Balm - Medicated

Petroleum Jelly - Thousand and one uses

KY Jelly - Not as many uses J

Sunburn Relief - Aloe Gel

Sunscreen

Steroid Cream - Hydrocortisone

 

Wound Care

Band-Aids - of all sorts - "Moisture resistant" and "Flexible" are best

Medical or First Aid Tape - 2 rolls minimum

Ace Wraps (2 minimum) - 4 inch - then add varieties

Liquid Bandage - New skin, etc for small cuts

Super Glue - for slightly bigger cuts

Suture material for really big/gaping cuts

Butterfly Bandages - for the wimpy "donít stick me with that needle!"

2x2 Gauze Pads (One box minimum)

4x4 Gauze Pads (One box minimum)

Curlex or Kling Wrapping Gauze (Both 2 and 4" - Minimum 10 rolls each)

Q-Tips - Use them for all sorts of things

Hydrogen Peroxide

Alcohol

REMEMBER: Clean water under pressure is STILL the BEST disinfectant we have.

Soap and water, soap and water, and donít forget the soap and water!

The solution to pollution is dilution!

Other items

Splinter Tweezers

Tick Spoon or "Removal Tool"

Dental floss

"Dental Emergency" kits

Eyedropper

Epsom Salts

Fluid Replacement Fixins

Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)

Light Salt

Gatorade mix

Nail Clippers

Razor Blades - single sided

Safety Pins

Triangular Bandages

SAM splints

Surgical Pointed Scissors

Tongue Depressors - also makes great splints

Magnifying Glass - great for splinters, things in eyes, frying antsÖ

Good First Aid Book
Blizzard



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