First aid kits for college

For those who are going away to college, it involves a lot of packing. When packing, there is one important thing that you should also bring along – a first aid kit. Always remember that a first aid kit will surely come in handy especially if you are away from home and face minor cuts or health problems.

Initially, you should look for a container that will serve as your first aid kit. You can look for a plastic box that can accommodate all the essentials. Make sure that the container can be easily stored and you might want to use a container that is not see-through if you do not want to contents to be easily seen.

Over-the-counter medications

  • Aspirin is the ideal remedy for headaches, toothaches, backaches and fever as well as hangovers. Even though parents do not want to admit that their children drink at school, aspirin will surely come in handy when it comes to hangovers.
  • Ibuprofen is a pain reliever that is quite similar to aspirin. It is commonly used for sports-related injuries such as a sprained ankle. This medication can also be used for menstrual cramps.
  • Naproxen is also used for menstrual cramps and similar to ibuprofen but can deliver a stronger effect.
  • Eye drops are useful for dry eyes during the winter months. The eyes can also get irritated since some students smoke. With the help of eye drops, it can add lubrication to dry eyes.
  • Migraine relief medications are very useful for college students. Due to the pressure and stressful environment in college, it will surely trigger migraines.
  • Stomach relief medications will surely come in handy during emergencies such as constipation or indigestion.
  • Medications for sinus and allergies can greatly help out for individuals who have certain allergies. Living in the dormitories will put you at risk for acquiring cold, thus it is important to have these medications on hand.
  • Sore throat is useful in case the throat hurts especially lozenges for a soothing effect.

First aid products for your kit

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Gauze in different sizes must be available in a first aid kit.

  • Antiseptic is used for cleaning wounds. For minor cuts or wounds, you can initially apply rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Finish off by applying an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin.
  • Band aids are readily available in all sizes. These are must-have items in your first aid kit and make sure you have a lot on hand.
  • Bug bite medications are useful especially for mosquito bites and others.
  • Medication for athlete’s foot

Even though you might not use all of these items in your first aid kit, it is better that you are prepared since you never know when you will get wounds or allergies. Understandably, you do not want to worry about buying medications when you need it the most. With your first aid kit on hand, you have everything that you need.

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