Gastric Disorders - Causes and Treatments
Gastritis is the most common digestive disorder, which causes chronic stomach inflammation and in extreme cases may even lead to stomach ulcer. If you are frequently suffering from this avoidable agony, it's better to take it seriously to shun worsening of case.

First Aid

Requirement of first-aid kit

First-aid kit is very useful. Every home should have a first-aid kit which may provide initial treatment for any emergency. That is why a well-stocked first-aid kit is the basic requirement of every household. The first-aid kit should be kept at a convenient place so that everyone can reach it very easily. One should keep a first-aid kit at home as well as in the car. Whenever you plan to go on holidays, always keep a first-aid kit with you.

What should a first-kit contain?

You should select a container to store your first-aid items which is roomy, durable, easy to carry, and simple to open. Plastic boxes or containers are very suitable for storing first-aid kit. You should always keep one first-aid kit in every car you own. Do not forget to carry a first-aid kit whenever you go on vacations.

Listed below are basic items of a first-aid kit. You can find most of these items at local pharmacy or supermarket.

Bandages and dressings:

  • Assorted sizes and shapes of Band-Aids
  • Keep band-aids of various sizes and shapes.
  • Keep sterilized pads and adhesive tapes.
  • Keep some ACE bandage for wrapping wrist, ankle, knee, and elbow injuries
  • Keep some triangular bandage for wrapping injuries and making an arm sling
  • Keep few aluminum finger splints.
  • Keep some eye shield, pads, and bandages.

Home health equipment:

  • Keep a thermometer.
  • Keep one each of syringe, medicine cup, or medicine spoon for giving specific doses of medicine
  • Keep disposable, instant ice bags.
  • Keep a tweezers, to remove ticks and small splinters
  • Keep a sharp scissors.
  • Keep sterile cotton balls.
  • Keep sterile cotton-tipped swabs.
  • Keep blue “baby bulb” or “turkey baster” suction device.
  • Keep a Save-A-Tooth storage device in case a tooth is broken or knocked out; contains a travel case and salt solution.
  • Keep some safety pins.
  • Keep a First-aid manual.

Medicine for cuts and injuries:

  • Keep some antiseptic solution, such as hydrogen peroxide or wipes.
  • Keep some kind of antibiotic ointment, such as bacitracin, polysporin, or mupirocin.
  • Keep sterile eyewash, such as contact lens saline solution.
  • Keep calamine lotion for stings or poison ivy.
  • Keep hydrocortisone cream, ointment, or lotion for itching.
  • Keep ibuprofen for pain.
  • Keep extra prescription medications.
  • Keep anti-diarrhea medication.
  • Keep antacid (for upset stomach).
  • Keep laxative.

Some Miscellaneous items of first-aid kit:

  • Keep some plastic gloves.
  • Keep a flashlight.
  • Keep some extra batteries.
  • Keep a mouthpiece for administering CPR.
  • Keep a list of emergency phone numbers.
  • Keep a blanket.
  • Keep dried food.
  • Keep canned goods.
  • Keep can opener.
  • Keep prescription glasses.
  • Keep eye wash solution.
  • Keep bottled water.

You should do a routine check-up of your kit at regular intervals. If required you should replace the items which are exhausted or expired.