Next: 3 essentials to keep on hand in the kitchen
- For poisoning: activated charcoal, which slows the absorption of any chemicals or medications that may have been swallowed. (Do not administer unless instructed by your local poison control center).
- For treating small wounds: an antibacterial ointment that contains bacitracin, like Neosporin, but not hydrogen peroxide or alcohol, which may damage tissue in a wound.
- Band-Aids, gauze, sterile bandages and adhesive tape.
- An ACE bandage to provide compression and reduce swelling of a sprained ankle or knee.