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Help yourself: You should have this at home in the form of bandages, plasters and the like

2022-12-06T05:39:00.982Z

Help yourself: you should have these at home in the form of bandages, plasters and the like Created: 06/12/2022, 06:30 By: Laura Knops A first aid kit is a must in every household. In order to be equipped for emergencies, this should be checked regularly for completeness. It doesn't matter whether it's just a scratch, a bruised knee or a cut - minor injuries happen again and again in everyday



Help yourself: you should have these at home in the form of bandages, plasters and the like

Created: 06/12/2022, 06:30

By: Laura Knops

A first aid kit is a must in every household.

In order to be equipped for emergencies, this should be checked regularly for completeness.

It doesn't matter whether it's just a scratch, a bruised knee or a cut - minor injuries happen again and again in everyday life.

If the wound is not too deep and only bleeds a little, you do not have to go straight to the doctor.

If you have a well-stocked first-aid kit at home, you can easily treat the wound yourself.

But what actually belongs in the first aid kit?

You can find out here which materials you should definitely have at home.

You should have this in the form of bandages, plasters and the like at home

In order to be able to provide first aid in the event of minor mishaps and accidents, you should not only have sufficient knowledge of immediate measures.

Good first aid equipment should also be available in every household.

Bandage materials such as sterile compresses, plasters and a disinfectant should always be available.

It is therefore worthwhile to regularly check the first aid kit for missing materials.

Sufficient bandages and plasters for wound care should be available in every household.

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Take a look in the first aid cabinet at least every six months.

However, not only the content should be checked for completeness.

Dates on medication and drug packaging should also be checked.

Discard anything that has expired or was labeled for limited use once opened.

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What needs to be in the first aid kit?

Most accidents and injuries happen at home or while playing sports.

Every household should therefore be prepared for emergencies.

A well-stocked first aid kit should ideally always be within reach.

This has to go in:

  • wound disinfectant

  • sterile compress and wound dressings

  • elastic gauze bandage

  • Wet patches and compresses in various sizes

  • sterile wound dressings

  • clinical thermometer

  • Pain relieving cream for insect bites or burns

  • Tweezers to pull out splinters

  • scissors

  • rescue blanket

  • Medical disposable gloves

  • cold compresses

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A well-stocked medicine chest should also contain the following medicines:

  • Painkiller

  • wound disinfectants

  • Symptom-relieving medication for colds

  • Medicines for diarrhea

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Don't forget: Dressing materials can also expire.

So keep an eye on the expiry date.

Plasters and bandages can lose their adhesive properties over time.

Compresses are also only sterile for a certain period of time.

All bandage materials should therefore have an expiry date and be replaced immediately when they have expired.

Source: merkur

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