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Keep a first-aid kit at home and in car - The Galveston County Daily News : Storm Season

February 1, 2015

Keep a first-aid kit at home and in car

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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:06 pm | Updated: 4:10 pm, Tue May 28, 2013.

Although medical care was available on the island after Hurricane Ike, it was hard to get to.

For major emergencies, a trip to an emergency room or an urgent care center is necessary. But if you plan to ride out a storm, prepare to take care of cuts, scrapes and bruises on your own.

You can buy a good first-aid kit from almost any store that sells camping or outdoor supplies, but it’s also easy to make your own.

Here’s a list of essential items:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Anti-bacterial ointment
  • Hydrocortisone ointment
  • Foot powder
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Cotton pads
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Medical tape
  • One ace bandage
  • Aspirin or other over-the-counter pain medicine
  • Instant cold compress
  • Eye wash solution
  • Tissues
  • Non-latex gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun screen
  • Aloe vera