First-aid Kit Essentials:
What Should Be Inside Your first-aid Kit?

Most people, at one point in a time, will need to use a first-aid kit to treat minor injuries or trauma. And nowadays, ready-made first-aid kits are readily available in the market. But how to determine which first-aid kit is suitable for your need?

Home First-aid Kit vs. Travel First-aid Kit

Home first-aid kits are usually used for treating these types of minor traumatic injuries:

  1. Cuts
  2. Abrasions
  3. Burns
  4. Stings
  5. Splinters
  6. Sprains
  7. Strains

First-aid kits for travel need to be more comprehensive. Additional to the usual medical items, the kit should contain items to treat common symptoms of viral infections, such as:

  1. Fever
  2. Nasal congestion
  3. Cough
  4. Sore throat
  5. Mild pain
  6. Gastrointestinal problems
  7. Skin problem
  8. Allergies

16 First-aid Kit Essential Items

  1. Sterile gauze dressings (in different sizes)
  2. Triangular bandages
  3. Crepe rolled bandages
  4. Safety pins
  5. Disposable sterile gloves
  6. Tweezers & scissors
  7. Cleansing wipes
  8. Antiseptic cream
  9. Painkillers (such as paracetamol, aspirin, and ibuprofen)
  10. Distilled water
  11. Eyewash or eye bath
  12. Sterile eye dressings
  13. Akutol Spray Protective Plastic Bandage (for a flexible and waterproof wound dressing)
  14. Akutol Stop Bleeding Stopper Spray (to stop minor bleeding)
  15. Akutol Burn Spray (to soothe minor burn)
  16. Basic first-aid manual or instruction booklet