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What should be the contents of a first aid box?

Q: What all should be kept in a First AID box at home? I am not aware of the medicines I should buy, please help?

A:The contents of First Aid Kit will depend on the likely problems that may arise. In case you are near emergency medical services, not much is required except household remedies such as thermometer, bandages, cotton, guage, Hansaplast, paracetamol tablets, antiseptic lotions (such as Dettol, Listerine), antiseptic cream (such as Betadine), an acid supressant such as ranitidine (such as Consec) or omeprazole (such as Ocid), an anti-allergic agent such as Loridine and a laxative (such as Dulcolax). However, if immediate medical attention is not possible, then depending on the situation of potential users, one can keep a disposable syringe with needle, Tetanus Toxoid injection, emergency heart medicine like Nitrolingual Spray (for sudden onset of Angina), an anti-asthamatic product like Asthalin inhaler, anti-diarrhoeal like Diarlop Caps and Suspension, a broad-spectrum anti-bacterial like Ciprobid. This list is illustrative and much will depend on the type of medical emergency that is expected.

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