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First Aid: The First Line of Defence Against Infections and Pain During Emergency Situations

First aid kits are essential tools for providing immediate medical assistance in situations like accidents or medical emergencies. They contain basic pharmaceuticals supplies and equipment such as bandages, gauze dressings, ointments, gloves and tweezers that can relieve pain or control bleeding until medical assistance arrives.

What Medical Supplies Do First Aid Kits Contain?

Burn Relief Cream

Burn relief creams are ointments that are highly effective at cooling and soothing minor burns, scalds and abrasions. Besides soothing the skin, they also moisturize and form a protective barrier over the injury site, protecting it from contaminants that can cause infections. Burn relief creams generally contain lidocaine, which acts as an anaesthetic, and benzalkonium chloride, which reduces the chances of infections.

Pain Relief Cream

Painkillers, also known as analgesics, provide relief from aches and pains. There are three pain relievers found in first-aid kits: anti-inflammatory drugs, Tylenol, and topical anaesthetics. These drugs may either be tablets, capsules, chewable or liquid formulations.

First Aid Antibiotic

A first aid antibiotic is a topical ointment that contains an antibiotic or a combination of different antibiotic ingredients to inhibit the growth of bacteria within superficial wounds such as cuts, scrapes or burns. Some of the most common ingredients in antibiotic ointments are neomycin, polymyxin and bacitracin that prevent the growth of bacteria. Some antibiotics may also contain other ingredients to reduce swelling, itching and pain.

Antiseptic Ointment

Antibiotic creams contain chemical agents that clean wounds and prevent the growth of infections by killing, inhibiting or reducing the number of microorganisms in the wound. They are available as a liquid, gel or cream and applied directly on the skin. Some common antiseptic agents are hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and povidone-iodine.

Why Choose First Aid from Broadway Medical Supply?

After an emergency such as an accident, wound care is important. If the injury continues to bleed, it can lead to infections or even death. First-aid ointments and creams can reduce the severity of injuries and prevent infections, which is crucial for saving lives. Broadway Medical Supply offers pain-relieving antiseptic ointments and pharmaceuticals that provide immediate pain relief and prevent the buildup of bacteria without causing any stinging sensation.