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Health Tips


When preparing for survival of a disaster, protecting your health should not be overlooked. This might include not only having additional prescription medications on hand but also general health medications readily available. Obviously it is not possible to keep some medications on hand due to their regulation by prescription or the length of time they can be stored.

Having a well-stocked first aid kit on hand would be a good idea since it would have everything in one place and be easily moved. However, if you do not have such a kit, some basic medical products to keep on hand would be:
  • Antibiotics
  • Alcohol
  • Sterilized gauze pads
  • Sterilization washes for cleaning cuts or wounds
  • Assorted bandages and tapes
  • Ace bandages for sprains
  • Aspirin
  • Pain relievers
  • Cold and flu medications
  • Cough medicines
  • Thermometers
  • Sterile Eye Wash
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Anti-acids
  • Mosquito/insect repellant
  • Calamine lotions for poison ivy, oak, etc.
  • Product to stop bleeding


Hopefully you'll never experience any emergencies or accidents, but if you do, here are some rules to remember assuming the person is not exposed to further harm where they lay:
  • Keep the injured person lying down until you can determine if the injury is serious.
  • Do not bend, twist, bounce or move any body part or joint that may be injured.
Keeping the person at rest is important, since you will not know if they have any broken bones or are suffering from internal bleeding. Getting professional emergency help as quickly as possible is paramount. And remember when calling for help to give your name, the nature of the emergency, the address of the emergency and a telephone number if asked.

Following these two rules may help prevent further injury.













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