First aid kit

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A First-aid kit

First aid kits are used to perform first aid on injured people.

A first aid kit often contains the following items:

  • Two pairs of latex, or other sterile gloves (if you are allergic to latex).
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
  • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
  • Burn ointment to prevent infection.
  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes.
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers.
  • A small vial of super glue, carefully used, can close cuts.
  • Scissors
  • CPR face mask