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Health Tip: Pack a First Aid Kit

Health Tip: Pack a First Aid Kit

09/29/10

(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 home.

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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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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