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Essentials For Your First Aid Kit (Pt. 1)

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As your trustworthy online health store, we know the importance of a reliable first aid kit. Who hasn’t ran into a situation where you turn to your first aid kit for assistance, only to find that it’s empty or missing exactly what you need? A well-stocked first aid kit should be kept in your home, in your vehicle, and taken with you while travelling. Ideally, you won’t need a first aid kit very often. When it is needed, though, you certainly don’t want to find yourself missing what you need to keep you safe.

The Online Drugstore has a variety of ready-made first aid kits and kit refill supplies. These are great options to have handy in your home and vehicle. On the other hand, it can be a good idea to buy products individually and create your own customized first aid kit. You can pick out what you need, which can sometimes depend on your level of medical knowledge and training. Not only will this allow you to have specialty products catered to your own needs, but it can also save money in the long run. When you buy these products individually, you will typically have a larger stock.

If you do decide to put together your own first aid kits, then it’s important that you stock them with the essentials. It’s perfectly fine to want certain products that cater to your specific needs, but you don’t want to be left without the things that everyone needs from time to time. So, what are the essentials? This online health store has the answers! We will be exploring first aid kits in this two-part blog series. The first part will look at the differences in types of first aid kits, and part two will look at specific products that should be in every kit.

Home Kits Versus Travel Kits

Before looking at the essentials, let’s distinguish between the two main types of first aid kits. Home kits are, unsurprisingly, are kept in your home. When you’re at home, you typically have a medicine cabinet dedicated to your medications. Therefore, it is not as important for home kits to have space for pain killers, cold medicines, allergy medicines, etc. Home kits are dedicated to minor traumatic injuries like:

  • Burns
  • Scrapes
  • Cuts
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Splinters

On the other hand, travel kits need to be ready for a wider variety of issues. You can’t take your medicine cabinet with you. So, you will need to be able to have the products for minor injuries like those above, but you will also need to be stocked and ready for:

  • Allergies
  • Fever
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach pains

Lastly, you can distinguish first aid kits based on size. You can make larger first aid kits for you home. While smaller first aid kits can be convenient for travel, it can also limit what you can take with you. As you can see, the travel kit calls for more products! The key, then, is striking the best balance for bringing the essentials while still keeping things compact.

The Best First Aid Kit For You

These are some of the main categories of first aid kits. In the next blog, we will list out some of the products that these types of kits should have. As your online health store, we always recommend speaking with your pharmacist or physician for specific advice, including what might be best for your first aid kit. In the meantime, you can get a head start on our next blog post by exploring our first aid products.