Do-It-Yourself First Aid Kit

You can buy a first aid kit, but it may not contain everything you need. Here's what to stock in your home and car first aid kits so you're always prepared (16 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Oct 9, 2012 at 7:00PM

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Do-It-Yourself First Aid Kit

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Antibiotic Ointment

Uses: Reduces risk of infection and prevents bandages from sticking to a healing wound

Triple antibiotic creams (bacitracin zinc, neomycin, polymyxin B sulfates) are fine for most people. “But some people have skin reactions to the neomycin,” says Charles Pattavina, M.D., chief of emergency medicine at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, Maine. “If [your skin gets irritated], stick with a cream that contains only bacitracin.”

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