Do you have a first aid kit in your house? Is it important?

@liranlgo (5748)
Israel
May 19, 2007 12:51am CST
I returned to my parents house two months ago, and from that point it seems like i get injured every two days. Once i had a the ravens attack me, i had my had bumped on the closet, i had my hand cut down from a broken glass and this sounds like an never ending story. But the most bizarre thing is, that they do not have a first aid kit in the house, and each time we had to go the hospital, to fix what was damaged. LOl. Do you have a first aid kit in your house. How important do you think it is to have one? do share.
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@badpenny (741)
• Seagoville, Texas
19 May 07
Oh, yes, we have two, actually. One is in my husband's truck, another in the house. Restocking is done monthly. It is VERY important to have one. Just recently, my husband sat on his fishing knife, and I was able to doctor him up nicely and save a few bucks. One thing I added to both kits is Super glue. Why, you may ask? When I was a vet tech, this is what we used to suture cuts on animals. It works better than sutures to seal a gash, and is faster and more sanitary, too.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
That is interesting, i heard that before but i did not believe it, doesn't super glue has poisen stuff in it, and it can harm a human body?
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@badpenny (741)
• Seagoville, Texas
19 May 07
Super Glue is safe to use as a topical treatment for minor cuts. I wouldn't use it for a deep or large cut, obviously, but for a small slice such as I always seem to get when I am peeling potatoes, it works great.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
Thank you for your explanation, i will try it out, for sure i will need it soon. LOl.
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@klystron635 (1520)
• Philippines
19 May 07
We do have some first aid medicines and other stuffs but we do not have a box containing all of those things. You just have to find where they are in the house. You must be really unlucky because of the accidents that you encounter. Haha! Maybe you should get used to your parent's house first.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
LOl..i am used to my parents house, i guess i am just that kind of a person..
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• Philippines
19 May 07
So you are an accident freak! I am likewise. LOL!
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@limcyjain (3523)
• India
19 May 07
Sorry to hear that you had a bad time and hope you are well now. As regarding keeping first aid box at home i surely have one. Rather when ever we happen to take medicine and have unused left with us we put a label on it discribing the circumstances under which it was given by the doctor and store it at a proper place. Incase someone is ill the first thing we do is check up if we have any medicine from the past. If yes that is served first before we actually need to go to a doctor.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
20 May 07
Thank you lim, i am ok now:) Yes. It is important.
@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
19 May 07
Seems like you've had a series of unfortunate events at your parents house. I hope you're used to the place by now. With kids in the house, it's important that we have a first aid kit. We have band-aids, betadine, ointment, cotton, and some medicine for headache, fever, and upset stomach. But if symptoms persist, that's when we go see the doctor.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
Well i guess i am just that person, i always fell and all the accidents happen to me, i will buy that kit.
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@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
19 May 07
We have grandchildren living with us, so a first aid kit is a must especially for boys who are always on the go. I do work on vehicles and i often get cuts, scrapes and bruises so i keep band-aids in my wallet. It's not about if, but it's about when! Take care Liranlgo.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
You are right, i value your response.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
19 May 07
Hello,liranlgo,i do not have a first aid box at home but i think it is quite important as we may always have small accidents at home,for example,when we cut our fingers,we can still apply some disinfactants onto our wound and put a plaster there to stop the bleed.It is better to put all those first aid stuff in first aid kit so that we do not have to find those stuff when we need them.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
Yes i just have to remember to do so, and to be able to get out of the house without the ravens attacking me..lol
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@mexshyl (878)
• China
19 May 07
Hello, liranlgo. Sorry to hear your unfortunate experiences two months ago.Are you OK now? I think it's important for each family to prepare a first aid kid. It's convenient for us to deal with some small injuries at home. That'll save our time to go to hospital and treat our injuries on time. Wish you have a happy day! ^_^
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
yes i am ok. thank you:)
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• India
19 May 07
first aid book is the important,while going any where from house i wil carry that box,it is most important to every one,while going we have to carry that box with us,dont forget to carry tht box.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 May 07
who needs a first aid?? - i just love helping ppl with first aid.
oh dear, take care of yourself. even i am kind of prone to cuts and burns. i am the careless sort who would go the round about way to ensure accidents. LOL..(my mom says so). YES, i do have a first aid box in my house. it has everything starting from scalpel to antiseptics. i won an award for a project regarding the "best organised" FIRST AID KIT when i was in my teens and still contemplate that. (obviously, that was the last time someone told me that i was organised)! i quite like this first aider job, i love when the kids surrounds me asking for a band-aid or a bruise to be cleaned and sterilised. i am the first person to be contacted on having a casualty around. this feels great!
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
Organized mimpi, that does a unique sound to it, dosn't it..lol (just kidding) That is nice that you know how to treat things and that you are responsible, it is very important.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
19 May 07
yes, lira, its kinda oxymoron, isn't it?
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
Sure is..
• Singapore
19 May 07
Yes I do. I do think it is important too - both to have it and to know where it is kept (lol). No one wants to get into accidents. But precautions never hurt.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
20 May 07
Wiz are you hinting that you forget where you put your kit??? that would be interesting. Lol my friend.
• Singapore
20 May 07
I do know where it's kept. :P
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
19 May 07
Well I don't have a full-on first aid kit. I know where the bandaides and bandages are, and that reminds me I should get some disinfectant. But a tissue is always handy. You have been in the wars lately - that's an old fashioned saying! Do you think your run of bumps and bruises is over now?
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
20 May 07
Lol..i know this sentence is an old saying, but israel was in war with lebanon about a year ago..so it is not that old. and i do know that my personal war isn't over, i will always bump into things, not see a broken glass, get attacked by raven and so on..i guess this is me..lol:)
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
20 May 07
LOL, I didn't mean it literally - I'd forgotten about your War! But makes it even more meaningful! HAHAHA.
@mdarma (868)
• Singapore
21 May 07
Yes I do have one and all my household members know exactly where it is and I do a check every two months. I am sure that in your country in every if not most offices has the kit. Some individuals may not have a complete kit but would have at least the basic necessities. I am sure that in the past, there were some injuries sustain in your family. What did you do?
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
21 May 07
Well i lived for the last 15 years apart from my close family, so i always had to cope with those injuries alone. I know that my father has his unique creative ways of solving injuries when they happen. :)
• United States
19 May 07
Yes, I have four first aid kits, I have two in my house, one in my car and one in my mother's car. They do come in handy.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
20 May 07
I am glad to hear that, you do seem like a responsible person.
@ganwn071 (1117)
• Singapore
19 May 07
Now, I have a first Aid kit at home. I was struck empty handled when my girls fell and have a pretty deep cut on her leg and I was strugling to find medicine to clean her wound and dress her wound up. In the end I had to rush out to get the necessary medicine, and from that moment onward, I build up a small little first aid kit with all the standard and neccessary medicine that my family will likely to use.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
20 May 07
I am sorry that happened, i am glad to hear that you do have a first aid kit now.
@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
19 May 07
We don't though I really want to get one because it would be so handy. But we do have a home remedies book that I often use whenever there's an emergency in the house and I think it really helps. It's almost like a first aid kit because it tells us what everyday ordinary product to use on a burn, cut or sprain. But one of these days, I'm going to convince my mom to buy one. It's always better to be prepared than sorry.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
20 May 07
That is right.
@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
19 May 07
Yes we have a first aid kid.I do think it's important because when something happens you can pretend infections or things getting worse before going to hospital.Really you should have one too,you never know what's going to happen.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
You are right, i will get a kit soon.
@Fishmomma (11443)
• United States
19 May 07
We have a first aid kit in each bathroom. I think its important to have one for minor scrapes. My daughter is accident prone and always thought she would grow out of it. She hasn't yet and is a college student.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
That is very responsible that you have an aid kit in every bathroom, i think that i am much like your daughter, i am 34 years old now, and still have accidents on almost a daily basis.
• Israel
19 May 07
Liran! You should be more careful... I think a first aid kit is a must in every house. It doesn't have to be filled with every mediine in the market - a few band aids, iodine and stuff like that. We have a first aid kit, and in the house I have just bought, we are about to buy one also (especialy since our suroundings are still a construction site).
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
19 May 07
yes you are right, last week i had again a masmer that got stuck in my feet, because i am walking with no shoes on.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I do have a first aid kit in my house and I believe its very important. I think about the kids and most of the time they get injured because they are very active. Sometimes they get bruise after playing outside or some accidents may just happen like being cut by the knife accidentally while cutting onions ar getting burns while cooking.
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• India
20 May 07
we do not have a first aid kit in our home.but yes we have the things needed to make a first aid kit..they are scattered everywhere around the house