What belongs in your home first aid kit?


Most injuries happen in the home. People fall down steps, cut themselves when cooking… So it’s best to have everything you need close at hand in your first aid cabinet. Where is a suitable place to keep that? Certainly not in your bathroom: medicaments and bandages should be stored in a dry, cool room, and definitely out of the reach of children. 

First aid for wounds at home

As well as your personal medicaments, your home first aid kit should include the following:

  • Tweezers
  • Disinfectant
  • Dressings:
    • Gauze compresses
    • Bandage scissors
    • Plasters and bandages
    • Elastic roll plaster for securing
    • Triangular bandage
  • Medicines to treat pain and fever
  • Medicines for diarrhea and vomiting
  • Products to treat insect stings and sunburn
  • Electrolytes
  • Thermometer