Health Tip: Pack a First Aid Kit09/29/10
(HealthDay News) -- A first aid kit may come in handy when
you're traveling, so stash one in your car or bag before you leave
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests
what to include in your kit:
- A reference card that includes first aid instructions.
- A few basics, such as an ace bandage, gauze, tweezers,
scissors, antiseptic and cotton-tipped swabs.
- Moleskin to put on blisters.
- Aloe vera gel for sunburn.
- A digital thermometer.
- Packets of oral rehydration solution.
- A copy of your health insurance card.
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