You can use a small suitcase or a plastic tupperware.
Also a metallic or wooden container.
The important thing is that in every home - as well as in every car - there is always a
first aid kit
that does not lack anything important.
Having a good first-aid kit, usually identified with a red cross, guarantees that you always have
in the same place
all the necessary elements to
quickly attend to
an injury and other domestic emergencies, until you get medical attention.
The National Ministry of Health advises each family to assemble a first-aid kit and store it in a cool
"The elements have to be kept in good condition, their
must be controlled and
they must be replaced periodically
," says the health authority.
Along the same lines, the Farmacity pharmacy chain recommends using an
box as a first-aid kit .
"It must be in an accessible place and
by the inhabitants of the house, but out of the reach of small children," they warn.
The first-aid kit should be kept in a cool, dry and easily accessible place.
What should be in the home first aid kit: the basics
So that each family can check if they are well prepared, the Ministry of Health publishes a list with the
should be included
" in the first aid kit.
They are the following:
The indicated ones are latex.
They are used to avoid contaminating wounds and for the safety of the person assisting the victim.
Gauze and bandages
Have the 7 cm and 10 cm wide ones, useful for cleaning wounds and stopping bleeding.
They are used to clean and cover open wounds.
To fix gauze or bandages.
To cut gauze and bandages or the victim's clothing.
They are applied to the wounds so that they do not become infected.
Povidone iodine and 10 volume hydrogen peroxide are the most common.
It is what is known as "white soap", very useful for sanitizing wounds.
Alcohol at 70%
To sanitize hands.
It serves both the gel and liquid version.
It can also be very useful to have
cotton balls, a
(to remove embedded splinters), a
(to use as a sling or protect wounds),
pins , a
, and a slip of all
phone numbers .
"The first-aid kit
does not have to include medicines
, so as not to encourage self-medication," the authorities advise.
The first aid kit is key to providing first aid in case of burns, cuts and other common accidents.
How much does it cost today to assemble a basic first aid kit?
For those who need to
add or replace
certain elements, from Farmacity they indicated some
to take into account:
-Latex gloves, 100 units:
-Bandages of 7 and 10 cm:
-Gauze 10 x 10 cm, 32 pieces:
-Sterile dressings, 4 units:
-Hypoallergenic adhesive tape 1.25 cm X 9 m:
-Povidone iodine antiseptic:
-Alcohol in gel, 100 g:
-Liquid alcohol, 500 ml:
-White bread soap:
They advise checking the first-aid kit from time to time to replace missing or expired items.
For those who have to buy
everything from scratch
, in the meantime,
kits are sold already assembled
with the container and the most important elements inside.
A small one, ideal to take on a trip, can be had for
And a more complete one, more suitable to have at home, currently costs around
What to pack in the car in case you get a flat: express fix kits and key accessories
Reusable bottles: the 6 common mistakes that make you drink contaminated water
What to do if you smell gas: 5 urgent measures that can prevent an explosion
The 8 mistakes that put your home in danger when traveling and how to avoid them
How to live without mosquitoes: the 7 most effective tricks so they don't invade your home
How to store fruits, vegetables and meats so that they last longer: 30 tips to apply now