How to Make a DIY First Aid Kit

Are you prepared for a medical emergency?

Glenmark Philippines, through its online advocacy website, acknowledges the need for yaya to be equipped with knowledge on basic wound care and the availability of first aid kit.

Whether at home or on the move, it is important that you have a first aid kit available. For families with children, it is inevitable for these active kids to have wounds and scratches. While there are available ready-made first aid kits, it is actually very easy and more economical to DIY your first aid kit.

There are two kinds of First Aid Kit that you should prepare. One is for home use and the other is for travel. In planning the content of your kit, you should consider the following:

  • minor wounds such as cuts, scratches, burns and splinters
  • sprains and strains
  • allergies and skin problems
  • cough, fever, colds, sore throat

What should be included in your basic first aid kit

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The most basic first aid kit should contain a sterile gauze, medical tape, antiseptic solution, plastic strip, cotton buds and an antibiotic cream. Foskina is the newest topical ointment treatment for common skin problems particularly among kids.

When travelling, make sure that you also bring paracetamol, ibuprofen, anti-histamine, and other medicines that your family usually take.

Have your child wear a medical bracelet or have a medical ID card if he has allergies or illness. Make sure you consult his pediatrician at least two months prior to travelling.

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