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What are the essentials of home first aid kit?

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Kindly advice First Aid Kit Essentials for Home. this may include stage one medicine for fewer, cold, flu, viral etc.
Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. K. C. Pant 17 minutes later

Thanks for the query.

A good question indeed. A first aid kid must have following:
1. Paracetamol 500 mg for adults and syrup or drops for children.
2. Anti spasmodic tab like dicyclomine or syrup/drops
3. Anti-emetic mouth dissolving tabs like domperidone and syrup/drops.
4. Anti-dirrrhoe like loperamide tab/syrup
5. Oral Rehydration Salt
6. Antiseptic ointment/cream like neosporin for cuts and wounds.
7. Bandage and Cotton and tapes ant septic lotions.
8. Other medicines like cough syrup ant-flu tabs as per needs.

I think if you keep at least these in First aid kit you may be comfortable.

Let me know if you need clarifications.

All the best...
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Follow-up: What are the essentials of home first aid kit? 2 hours later
Dear Sir,

Thank you. This will help a lot..

Also kindly advise a med for Flu and virul infection.
Answered by Dr. K. C. Pant 2 hours later
Thank you for asking me again.

Dear sir, medicine for flu is mostly symptomatic drugs. Mostly paracetamol and anti-allergic combination are advised. If associated with nose block, give nasal drops available over counters.
Vitamin C and a good balanced diet and rest is advised.

I hope I have answered your question. If any doubt you are welcome again.

Thank you and take care.
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