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Safe Skin Tip of the Week

  • With all the travel involved in youth sports, a well-stocked first-aid kit for the car is a must.  

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    A well-stocked car frirst aid kit should contain:

    • Adhesive bandages, sterile gauze pads in variety of shapes and sizes and medical tape for cuts and scrapes
    • Pre-treated alcohol swabs
    • Butterfly closures for cuts too big for Band-Aids®
    • Triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin® or generic equivalent)
    • Nontoxic surfactant (sodium chloride or Shur-Clens®)(used instead of soapy water)
    • Cotton swabs (Q Tips®)
    • Moleskin (don't pop blisters)
    • Chemical ice packs
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications (Advil®/Motrin®/Aleve® or generic equivalent, not Tylenol® which doesn't treat inflammation)
    • Sunscreen with SPF of 18 to 25 (anything with higher SPF is overkill)
    • DEET-free insect repellant (Nutrapell, Coleman, etc.)
    • Anti-itch (cortisone) cream (although ammonia diluted with water also does the trick)
    • Synthetic gloves
    • Triangle sling and finger splints
    • Eye wash
    • Antiseptic towlettes
    • Scissors;
    • Tweezers
    • Extra rescue inhaler
    • EpiPen® for those children with severe allergies

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