Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Add these to your first aid kit

Dawn Gillman, nurse practitioner at Floyd Memorial Wound Healing Center, suggests these over-the-counter bandages when creating a first aid kit:
  • Bandages containing silver, a natural antibacterial. These new bandages and pre-applied antibiotic bandages can be used for infected wounds where previously antibiotic ointment was applied.
  • Hydrocolloid bandages contain particles that absorb the liquid in a wound and create a gel-like covering that keeps the wound moist and protected.
  • Spray bandages form a clear film over the cut and are good for hard-to-cover body parts such as knees and elbows.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...