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Carry-Along First-Aid Kit

A well-stocked first-aid kit in the family car helps you cope with emergencies while traveling.

First-Aid Item Checklist

___Scissors
___Thermometer
___Instant Cold Pack
___Bandages (various sizes)
___Adhesive tape (water proof)
___Alcohol swabs
___Disinfectant solution for cuts
___Cotton-tipped applicators (sterile package)
___Paper tissues/toilet paper
___Ace bandage
___Nail clippers; tweezers and needle (for splinters)
___First-Aid cream (antibiotic cream ointment)
___Insect repellent
___Rubbing alcohol
___Eye drops
___Lip balm
___Medication for upset stomach and/or diarrhea
___Dramamine (for motion sickness)
___Decongestant & antihistamine (child and adult doses)
___Pain relievers (acetaminophen for children)
___Calamine lotion (to soothe sunburns, bug bites, poison ivy)
___Sun block
___Syrup of Ipecac (to induce vomiting)
___Emergency doses of prescription medicines
___Disposable flashlight or pen-light with extra batteries
___Pad of paper with pen/pencil
___Disposable lighter
___Bottle of sterile water (for drinking or cleaning cuts)
___First-Aid book
___Copies of medical prescriptions
___Telephone numbers for:
     --Family physician(s)
     --Pharmacy
     --Health insurance companies
___Notes on allergies or special medical conditions
___Insurance information: photo-copies of cards and group-plan numbers

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