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Emergencies and First Aid - A well-stocked first-aid kit
A fishing tackle box or a rectangular sealed plastic container makes an ideal first-aid kit. It is wise to keep one in your home, car, boat, and camper. Stock your first-aid kit with the following items.
One roll of absorbent cotton
Antihistamine for allergic reactions
Povidone-iodine antiseptic solution
Aspirin (for adult use only) and acetaminophen and ibuprofen (in child and adult dosages)
1-inch wide adhesive tape
Bacitracin ointment to treat cuts, scrapes, or puncture wounds
Bandages in various sizes
Bar of soap
Butterfly bandages and thin adhesive strips to hold skin edges together
Mouthpiece for protection when performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
Syrup of ipecac to induce vomit
Elastic bandage or wrap
Eyedropper for irrigating
4-inch x 4-inch gauze pads
Disposable surgical gloves
Sewing needle to help remove a splinter
Four packets of sugar in a sealed plastic bag to use in case of low blood sugar
Two triangular pieces of cloth to use as slings or to cut up as bandages or straps