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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Bandages of Various Sizes

Uses: Protects cuts, scrapes, blisters and burns; support for joint injuries and sprains

Along with a box of various size Band-Aids (the store brand works too), you should also have butterfly bandages, which pull together deep cuts until you can get to a doctor for stitches, says Dr. Williams. For large or irregularly-shaped wounds, stock 4”x4” gauze pads, a pair of scissors to trim the gauze and a roll of cloth or paper adhesive tape to hold it in place. Include an elastic bandage wrap (such as ACE), which provides support for a sprained ankle or wrist.

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