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Here Is Exactly What to Keep in Your Apartment Home First Aid Kit

Whether it’s money, pet care, or DIY tips, we have all the information you need right here at White Rock Apartments in San Antonio, Texas. We invite you to enhance your lifestyle with these helpful tips and suggestions!  

In thinking about enhancing your lifestyle, you should always consider being prepared for an emergency at any given time. Although most of us take for granted the conveniences afforded to us by local pharmacies and supermarkets, they provide us with everything we could possibly need in terms of life-saving essentials. That’s why it’s crucial to take advantage of their stock and make a first aid kit for your apartment home. Here are a few necessities that we recommend anyone add to their family’s first aid kit. Check them out below!

A supply of vital medications.

If anyone in your household relies upon certain prescription or over-the-counter medications, now is the time to stock up on them and secure them in your first aid kit. While obtaining some may require a call to your physician, you may also be able to get samples from drug manufacturers, by either signing up on their websites or giving them a call. The samples are individually wrapped and are in single doses, making them perfect for a small first aid kit.

A variety of bandages, ointment, and gauze.

Hopefully, most injuries in your household are minor – like bumps, bruises, or simple sprains. But, there may come a time when you seriously injure yourself, in which case you’re going to want a decent supply of wound dressings on-hand. Start by grabbing a variety of band-aids and a quality ointment. (Bonus points if it contains antibiotic properties!) Then, stock up on gauze. Should a worst-case scenario occur, you’ll want plenty of gauze within arm’s reach, so you can minimize bleeding and infection until you can see a healthcare professional.

A thermometer.

You probably already have a thermometer lying around your house somewhere. If so, go ahead and assign it a permanent place in your first aid kit. As a high body temperature is characteristic of many illnesses and diseases, these handy medical tools are vital in monitoring your health and can alert your family about a serious health emergency in seconds. Consider picking up a box of thermometer covers, too – that way, you can use it for multiple members of your household at a moment’s notice.

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