Do you know what you should have in the home medicine cabinet?

Home first aid kit with defibrillator

Do you know what you should have in the home medicine cabinet?


today we rescue news from La Vanguardia where he explains what you should have in your home first aid kit.

Domestic accidents can be: cut fingers, child falls, burns, a bad cold... Every house should have its own medical dispensary, a reduced version of professional sanitary material to be able to deal with these small accidents.

"A first-aid kit can be any cabinet, box or suitcase that can contain the medicines and medical supplies necessary to treat and alleviate small discomforts, mild symptoms or minor disorders, under the necessary conditions", explain the pharmacists Carme Capdevila, Maria Estrada and Mireia Massot on the website of the College of Pharmacists of Barcelona (COFB) to the cited article.

The home medicine cabinet must be protected from light and in an airy environment without excessive humidity. Remember that it must always be well closed and out of the reach of children.

The first-aid kit must have three types of products: medicines, medical supplies and emergency telephone numbers.

The medications that we should have in the first-aid kit are to disinfect wounds (alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, iodine...), analgesics, antipyretics, laxatives, antidiarrheals, cough suppressants, mucolytics, expectorants, and antacids. In summary, drugs that serve to relieve specific pain, intestinal and stomach problems, colds and wounds.

The sanitary material is cotton, sterile gauze pads, elastic veins, adhesive tape, healing bandages, round-tipped scissors, tweezers, a thermometer, and disinfectant dressings. They are products that are basically used when there are injuries or sprains. Materials that must be used once the lesion has been cleaned and disinfected and always with clean hands.

Finally, it is important to have on hand emergency telephone numbers such as the one corresponding to each Autonomous Community, as well as those referred to toxicological information centers (in case of ingesting toxic and aggressive products such as bleach, for example).

It is essential that all these products are in good condition and not expired. Medications should be kept in the original container along with the package insert for future reference. You should also check the expiration dates of the first-aid kit at least a couple of times a year and take expired products to the pharmacy.