What's In Your First-Aid Kit?

Some Recommended Supplies Include: *


  • Acetaminophen

  • Antacid

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Antidiarrheal medicine

  • Antihistamine

  • Aspirin

  • Antiseptic ointment

  • Calamine lotion

  • Decongestant

  • Hydrocortisone cream

  • Ibuprofen

  • Sugar or glucose solution


  • Adhesive tape

  • Butterfly bandages

  • Elastic bandages

  • Hypoallergenic tape

  • Sling (triangular-shaped cloth)

  • Sterile cotton balls

  • Sterile eye patches

  • Sterile gauze pads (4" x 4")

  • Stretchable gauze roll

  • Waterproof tape

If You Have Special Medical Needs

  • Allergy kit with medicines to be used by people allergic to insect stings or certain foods.

  • Extra medical supplies when you go on an outing or trip

  • Medic Alert bracelet or necklace to be worn at all times. Applications are available in most pharmacies.

  • Prescription medicines (stored properly and non-expired)

  • Special equipment, supplies, or syringes

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Alcohol (rubbing 70%)

  • Alcohol wipes

  • Chemical ice packs

  • Chemical hot packs

  • Cotton swabs

  • CPR facemask

  • Disposable gloves

  • First-aid book

  • Insect sting swabs

  • Measuring spoons

  • Safety pins

  • Soap

  • Tissues

  • Tongue depressors


  • Bulb syringe

  • Scissors

  • Oral thermometer

  • Tweezers

Items For Your Car

  • Large blanket

  • Gallon of water

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

Substitutes When You're In a Pinch

  • Disposable or cloth diapers for compresses, bandages, or padding for splints

  • Dish towels for bandages or slings

  • Umbrella, rolled magazine/newspaper to make splints

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* Please Note: The information on this guide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified, licensed medical provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.