Any first-aid kit is only the beginning. Remember, you'll need medicines and extra stuff! Think about the type of over-the-counter meds you use all year, and then consider buying some of it in bulk, and replacing as you go along. (NOTE: Meds expire, just like anything else. You'll need to keep track.) These are only suggestions. Your needs will vary on age, condition, kids, pets, environment and any number of other factors. But it should get you thinking of the kind of stuff you might need!
First-Aid Kit Additions
SUGGESTED MEDICATIONS & ADDITIONAL FIRST-AID ITEMS
Speaking to first responders and medical pros on our unofficial advisory board, we are told you should highly consider items such as:
1. More bandages, of every kind. A good start is the Curad Assorted Bandages Variety Pack 300 Pieces.
2. For serious wounds, you would need "trauma dressing." We are told that this is a great choice: Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch.
2. More sterile gloves, like the MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Medium, Box/100 and disposable surgical masks.
4. More burn dressings, such such as 4" X 4" Water Jel Burn Dressing.
5. Anti-diarrhea meds, like Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief Caplets.
7. Flu and cold medicines such as Tylenol Cold Flu Severe 50 packs of 2 Caplets.
8. Moleskin: FirstChoice Extra Durable Moleskin.
9. Poison Ivy Soap.
We are NOT doctors or trained medical personnel and we make no claims of specfic medical knowledge. We suggest you do speak to your own physicians and follow all directions on medications.