PERSONAL FIRST AIDE KIT

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.

- Sir William Osler (1849-1919), Canadian physician. Quoted in: Harvey Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler, vol. 1, ch. 14 (1925).

ANALGESICS
Percocet
NSAID
Stadol

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
Aspirin
NSAIDs
feldene once a day but longer onset of action
naprosyn or advil works faster

OTHER MEDS
ENT
Afrin
Antihistamine - Seldane, Sudafed
tea bag
Cavit or candle wax

EYE (UV keratitis)
Tobrex topical antibiotic (Neosporin oint is alternative)
Cyclogel (for ciliary spasm)
Teracaine/fluorescein (for foreign body)
CNS
motion sickness - transderm scope or antivert
altitude sickness - dexamethasone
stimulant - NoDoz
GI
antimotility - Imodium or lomotil
laxative - colace
antiemetic - compazine supp
antacid or H2 Antagonist
RESP
antitussive - tessal perls
asthma happens at altitude - ventolin spin inhaler

THROAT LOZENGES

SUNSCREEN AND LIP PROTECTION
benzophenomes (for UVA and UVB) or micronized titanium
Labiosan

WATER DISINFECTION
iodine crystals or aquapure

BLISTER CARE
syringe
moleskin
Band-Aids
Spenco second skin

MINOR WOUND CARE
steristrips
suture and needleholder
Neosporin ointment
Tegaderm for abrasions
Band-Aids
disposable mini-stapler
gauze and adhesive tape
Betadine

INSECT REPELLENT

MALARIA PROPHYLLAXIS

VITAMINS

PERSONAL MEDICATIONS

ANTIBIOTICS
upper and lower resp infections
Erythromycin
skin and soft tissues
Duricef (q 12-24 hrs dosing)
bacterial diarrhea
Cipro 500 bid

MISCELLANEOUS
safety pins
sterile gloves
forceps
scissors
epinephrine 1:1000
scalpel
Foley catheter - nasal pack, chest tube (include condom to fashion one way valve)
16 FR with 30 cc balloon (rhinorocket as an alternative for bloody nose)
aluminum foil
duct tape
10 cc syringe for wound irrigation
Ziploc plastic bag
fishnet dressing
superglue

DENTAL
cavit (filling mix)
candle wax
Eugenol - topical analgesic


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