(Closed) Help me out Bees- what should be included in a basic first aide kit?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

A couple pairs of non-latex gloves, tweezers, instant ice packs, gravol, tylenol, cold medicine.  Just a small bit of medicine so the run to walgreens isn’t instantly required.

Post # 4
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

+1 to above, but definitely include Benadryl and hydrocortisone cream in case of an allergic reaction to something! 

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Since your looking mainly for kids I would want:

Band aids
Some sort of first aid cream like neosporin
Wet wipes or alcohol wipes
Basic kids medicine- (a dose or two of cold medicine, headache relief)
Benedryl (for allergic reactions)
Benedryl cream
instant ice pack
ace bandage



Post # 6
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I agree with the other posters, and to keep the medicine costs cheap for my first aid kit, I just take a few pills from my cabinet at home so I always have some on hand when I travel.


In my kit I have:

Bandaids of different sizes

a bandage (for ankle sprains)


Alcohol wipes

Baggie of ibuprofin

Benadryl (a few pills)

Cold medicine (a few pills)

PeptoBismol (a few pills)



The advantage of the first aid kit is that once it is packed, you can just keep it stocked and take it along with any trip. If your kid or you gets a headache in the middle of the night, you won’t want to run to Walgreens. I also keep bandaids in my purse. I get a lot of blisters.

Post # 7
10571 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Since it’s a car trip, it’s a good idea to also have a safety kit.  The popup orange cones, a flare, water and some food like granola bars.


Scissors can be useful for cutting a bandaid or bandage down to a better size for oddly shaped areas.

I also like having safety pins in my first aid kit, they can come in handy even if it isn’t for first aid!  Don’t forget epi-pens if needed.


Post # 10
10571 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@ForeverBirds:  I think you know it as Dramamine?

It treats nausea.

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