What Are Some Essential Medical Supplies At Home?

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Generally, we will prepare some medical supplies at home to deal with some daily situations. Now let us see what these essential medical supplies are?

1. Thermometer

Thermometer
Thermometer

Thermometers are also called medical thermometers. Traditionally, glass mercury thermometers are used. However, they are easily broken and may be contaminated by mercury, and the measurement time is relatively long. Therefore, electronic thermometers are basically used now. The electronic thermometer is composed of a temperature sensor, a liquid crystal display, a button battery, an application-specific integrated circuit, and other electronic components. It can quickly and accurately measure human body temperature. Compared with the traditional mercury glass thermometer, it has convenient reading, short measurement time, and measurement accuracy can remember, and have the advantages of buzzer prompts.

2. Cotton Swab 

Cotton Swab
Cotton Swab

Cotton swabs are mainly used for wound treatment and medicine application.

3. Gauze

Gauze
Gauze

Gauze is mainly used to bandage wounds or clean up bloodstains. Wrapping the wound with gauze to prevent the invasion of pathogenic microorganisms from the outside and cause infection, and to keep the wound moist and not air-dried. The gauze is also breathable and helps wound healing.

4. Band-Aid

Band Aid
Band Aid

Band-aid is one of the most commonly used first aid medical supplies in daily life. Band-aids are mainly composed of plain cloth tape and absorbent pads, it can stop bleeding and protect creation. According to different needs, there are band-aids of different shapes for different parts.

5. Alcohol

Alcohol
Alcohol

The main component of medical alcohol is ethanol, it is made by saccharification, fermentation, and distillation, which is equivalent to the process of wine making, but the distillation temperature is lower than that of wine, the number of distillations is more than that of wine, the alcohol content is high, the output of the finished product is high, and it contains other than alcohol It has more ether and aldehydes than wine and cannot be drunk, but it can come into contact with the human body for medical use. The disinfection principle of medical alcohol is to denature bacterial proteins.

6. Sphygmomanometer

Sphygmomanometer
Sphygmomanometer

A sphygmomanometer is an instrument for measuring blood pressure, also known as a blood pressure meter. At home, we usually use the Electronic sphygmomanometer which is easy to read and operate.

7.Masks

Masks
Masks

The disposable mask is made of three layers of non-woven fabric, which can be used for daily dust prevention. You can also wear a mask when you have a cold to prevent the spread of the virus.

8. Tourniquet

Tourniquet
Tourniquet

The tourniquet is made of medical polymer material natural rubber or special rubber. It is long and flat and has strong flexibility. It is used for emergency hemostasis when limb bleeding or snake and insect bites.

9.Medical Tape

Medical Tape
Medical Tape

Medical Tape is used for fixing when gauze bandaging.

10. Tweezers

Tweezers
Tweezers

Tweezers can be used to grasp gauze, absorbent cotton, or treat debris on the wound.

11. Ice Bag

Ice Bag
Ice Bag

Ice bag is used for physical cooling when fever occurs, or to reduce inflammation and pain, and apply cold compresses to stop bleeding.

12. Medicine Box

In addition to various dressings and consumables, a medicine box is generally available at home to store various commonly used medicines, such as cold medicines and antipyretics, etc.

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