Category First Aid Kit

What Everyone Should Have in their Medicine Cabinet

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Even the mildest illnesses can cause pain and disrupt your normal life. It is, therefore, wise to keep some medical supplies in your medicine cabinet at all times. Some of the most common ailments include headaches, colds, stomach aches, and diarrhea. Some of the most important medical supplies in Boca Raton include the following:

1.      Pain Killers

You need painkillers for common illnesses such as menstrual pain and headaches. The painkillers you get depends on your specific situation and you should always consult with your doctor before taking and keeping any medications on hand .

2.      Oral Rehydration Salts

These salts are great for rehydrating after vomiting or diarrhea. They replace the water and essential minerals that you may have lost while ill...

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Common Home Medical Supplies for Diabetes

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In 2012, over 29 million Americans had diabetes, representing nearly 10% of the U.S. population. And that number does not include the nearly 8 million who remain undiagnosed. With so many impacted by this disease, there is a growing need for an understanding of home medical supplies to support diabetics.
Here is a brief description of some of the more common medical supplies for diabetics:

Insulin. Perhaps the most important and most recognized diabetic supply is insulin, the hormone necessary to treat Type 1 diabetes. There are several different types of insulin. Selection is based on the speed at which they begin to work and how long they last. Keeping several days supply of insulin is of utmost important to a diabetic.

Testing meter. Another vital home supply for a diabetic is a relia...

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Major Home Medical Tools for Broken Bones

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No matter how safe we try to be, the truth is that each and every one of us is subject to broken bones. While casts and crutches will be administered by the hospital, there are some medical supplies that would be helpful to have at home. If you have young kids, or know someone who is getting older and their bones growing more brittle, these are some of the medical aids you should keep at home incase anything should happen.

  • Ambulatory Equipment: If you cannot walk or have difficulty getting around, having a wheelchair at home will be very helpful. There are now several types, including ultra-light ones that make it easier for you to move about. Geriatric chairs or recliners make life a lot easier for the aged...
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Home Safety Tips for Kids with Asthma 

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Seasonal changes affect the health of asthmatic patients, and to avoid flare ups, a detailed inspection has to be taken of every room in the house to avoid triggers. If you have an asthmatic child in the home, then safety tips should be followed in consultation with a healthcare provider. Besides nebulizers and breathing apparatus, a clean environment should be maintained inside the house, especially during spring and fall when asthma triggers are bound to be present.

Maintaining Pure Air

Good quality air is essential for reducing asthma triggers within the house. While air filters can be used to maintain clean air, there are other precautions that need to be taken to maintain this environment throughout the day and night...

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Home Medical Supplies for Kids With Allergies

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Allergies are a common occurrence among children nowadays. Factors such as foods, medications, insect bites and/or stings, or even the weather can induce an allergic reaction depending on the child. Allergic reactions happen in the form of sneezing, wheezing, swelling, skin rashes, and so much more.

It is very important to be aware of your child’s body and the way it reacts to certain things. If you find that your child has an allergy to something, whether it is mild or severe, there are some supplies to keep in your home that would be very helpful should a surprise allergic reaction arise. These supplies are as follows.

  1. Benadryl/Claritin- Each of these medications can be bought over the counter and are completely safe for your child...
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How to Stock Your Medicine Cabinet Like a Pro

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When’s the last time you checked your medicine cabinet? Do you have all the supplies you need to treat minor symptoms? Here are some medical supplies you should have in your home in the case of a minor emergency in your family:

Fever, Body Pain and Headaches

  • Acetaminophen – A safer choice than aspirin, care should be taken to avoid mixing it with any other tablet or syrup that contains acetaminophen to avoid overdose.
  • Aspirin – A staple of medical supplies and a popular fever reducer and painkiller. If there is someone in your family who is about to undergo surgery or is on blood thinners, make sure they avoid it. Also, teenagers and children in your home should avoid it as it is connected to Reye’s syndrome, a condition that involves swelling of the liver and brain.

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Do You Have a First Aid Kit in Case of Emergency?

It’s impossible to predict when an emergency will strike. Are you prepared to treat minor injuries with the contents of your first aid kit? If not, learn more about the importance of first aid kits and what yours should contain.

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Dressing Wounds: Why It’s Important and What the Options Are

DRESSING WOUNDSWound dressings are used to assist in healing and reduce the risk of infection. Dressings are placed directly on the wound, whereas secondary and cover dressings like wraps, gauze, tape and bandages hold dressings in position. Dressing wounds is important for several reasons.

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Treating Summertime Bites and Stings

summertime bites and stings, Boca Raton, FloridaSummertime bites and stings are inevitable for most of us. When an insect or spider bites or stings, a mild to serious reaction to the venom is possible.

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A Complete First-Aid Kit: No Home Should Be Without One

fist-aid kit, Boca Raton, FloridaMake an investment in your safety — purchase or assemble a well-stocked first-aid kit and store it within easy reach at home.

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