4 Checklists for Your First-Aid Emergencies
- Ice packs, to reduce swelling from stings, strains or sprains, or other traumas. (Buy reusable or chemically activated cold packs from the drugstore or fill plastic bags with ice.
- An electrolyte solution like Gatorade or other sports drink to replenish fluids lost through diarrhea, vomiting or excessive perspiration.
- For diabetics, some form of sugar that can be rapidly absorbed, like fruit juice or sugar packets, in case blood sugar levels dip below normal.
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