A home medicine cabinet is essential for every home because you and your loved ones may experience minor injuries during daily activities. At that time, the medical tools available will help you treat the wound before you go to the doctor. So what tools should a family medicine cabinet have to best protect themselves and their loved ones?
1. Medical cotton, bandages, gauze
You should have several Hetis sterile gauze bandages in different sizes in your medicine cabinet to use in case of minor scratches or injuries. Besides, you should also prepare a few packs of cotton, gauze used to stop bleeding, wash the wound or medical tape, roll bandage, triangle bandage in case you need to fix the injured position.
It is advisable to use an electronic thermometer to prevent it from being dropped, not afraid of glass and mercury spreading into the environment, causing danger to family members. If the temperature is above 38.5 degrees, it is necessary to use fever-reducing medicine, then go to the doctor immediately because fever can be a sign of some other illness.
3. Hot and cold packs
Hot and cold packs can help with many conditions, such as headaches, colic, sprains, muscle aches or injuries. You should use good packs as well as use them properly to ensure safety and help the treatment be highly effective.
4. Physiological saline
Should reserve 5-6 small 10ml physiological saline bottles to use to clean eyes and nose when traveling with a lot of dirt or at a time of many diseases. In addition, it is also advisable to reserve an extra 500ml bottle of physiological saline used for infusion (this type is safer than normal type) in case someone in the family has a minor injury and will need to use it to wash the wound. love.
The family medicine cabinet should have 2 types of antiseptic, 70-degree ethanol and betadin. With light scratches, these two types of antiseptic can be used to disinfect the wound immediately after the wound is washed with physiological saline.
Should stock up a little paracetamol effervescent tablets (for adults), powder, suppositories if there are small children. Only use antipyretic drugs when the temperature is above 38.5 degrees with a dose of 10-15mg/kg of body weight, the interval between doses is at least 4-6 hours. If using antipyretic drugs but the temperature has not decreased much, it should be accompanied by mechanical cooling measures such as warm compresses or warm baths (the temperature of towels and bath water must be 2-3 degrees lower than body temperature). ). Do not take an overdose of antipyretics that can cause poisoning.
Oresol is a medicine to replace water and electrolytes when you have diarrhea, when you have a high fever or when you sweat a lot during exercise and sports. Note, when mixing oresol, it is necessary to strictly follow the instructions of the manufacturer, do not dilute it too much or too thick, it will make dehydration worse.
8. Clean scissors
Used to cut cotton, bandages, gauze in the absence of gauze of suitable size.
There should be at least 2 pairs of gloves of different sizes, for use in case of first aid for bleeding wounds or when contact with body secretions is required.
10. Blood pressure monitor
If the family has elderly people, it is advisable to have an automatic blood pressure monitor in the house so that blood pressure can be checked regularly.