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First Aid Kit Contents For Babies: Top 5 Essential Medical Items

Tips for Parent By Tavishi Dogra , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Aug 21, 2019
First Aid Kit Contents For Babies: Top 5 Essential Medical Items

If there is a small child in the house, it's natural that he/she will do mischief. Many times children injures or burns themselves. If there is a minor injury or a serious wound, you should keep some essential items at home for first aid,(for that

Young children are often hurt while playing. You can't stop children from mischief. Usually, every child learns to do every task by himself, so often young children keep burning themselves, which increases the problem of parents. Many times, small accidents take serious forms due to lack of treatment at the right time. Therefore, there should be a first aid kit in your house. If you have a small child in your house, who does a lot of mischief, then you must also keep these 5 things in your house so that you can treat the child early in emergency.

First Aid Essential Things

There should be small but necessary items associated with first aid in the house. The first aid kit includes these things - cotton bandage, cotton, bandage, scissors, antiseptic cream, pain medication, antiseptic liquid etc. Apart from this, you should have the nearest hospital phone number, ambulance calling number, home doctor's number, etc., so that you can arrange for treatment at the right time and get the necessary advice.

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Waterproof Bandage

Children often fall. So there must be bandage in your house. A bandage is a plaque that is applied to a minor injury or wound to protect it from dust and mud and to prevent infection. Children often fall while playing or get hurt by mischief. You should immediately apply bandage on such injury. Children do not know the difference between wet and dry, so keep waterproof bandage if possible, so that it does not come out when wet.

Wound Healing Medicine

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Many times, children inflict a big wound, causing constant bleeding. To prevent this bleeding, it is necessary to bandage the injury. But before the bandage, the injury should also be arranged so that the wound does not spread and the wound dries quickly. There are many medicines available in the market for drying a wound or minor injury, which you can use in small amounts in an emergency situation. Cipladine, Betadine, etc. are similar creams, which you can apply immediately after cleaning the injury or wound and apply it immediately.

Antiseptic Cream

Children also get burnt many times in sports or due to senselessness. If the burning area is small, first immerse the burned part in cold water for 5 minutes, then wipe it with cotton or a soft clean cloth and apply antiseptic cream on it. If the burnt area is large enough, then the children should first wash the burned area with cold water. After this, apply antiseptic cream like Boroplus, Barnol etc. to the whole area and contact the doctor immediately.

Thermometer

Young children often have problems like cold-fever. Body temperature increases when there is fever. Many times the fever is internal, due to which the child appears dull and tired, but it is not detected when touched from outside. Therefore, you should also have a thermometer in your house, so that you can check your child's fever.

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