Regular readers of my blog will know how often my kids end up in A&E (we are considering hiring our own parking space) so I was the natural choice to take part in the Family First Aid Kit Challenge by Bausch + Lomb, the leading experts in eye care.
The Family First Aid Kit Challenge has been created to highlight how we are often unprepared for those all to common daily family healthcare emergencies. The challenge entailed me sharing the contents of my first aid kit and receiving some expert analysis from a pharmacist to check on what I have (and don't have) in my kit. So how did we get on?
There's the content of my first aid kit. I was actually susprised how much I had when I pulled it out of various cupboards (note to self, keep it all together!). When you consider that I am First Aid trained plus my kids are super clumsy it makes sense that we should be super prepared. The amount they fall over and bruise themselves you can never have enough arnica on hand...
But the burning question is what did the expert pharmacist think?
"A good mixed first aid box with a useful variety of dressings; minor injuries to skin, fingers and sprains are covered. You might find a tubular bandage useful and if there are sports people in your household, support bandages for knees, ankles, wrists but sporty members of your household may have these in their sports kits! Do you keep any pain killers in your household? They can be useful in an emergency – paracetamol is suitable for a range of people; aspirin is not suitable for children under 16 or people with sensitivity to aspirin; ibuprofen is a good all round pain killer but care for household members who may be sensitive to aspirin as cross sensitivity may occasionally occur. Something for insect bites could be useful too. Eye drops could also be useful. Tired irritated eyes are quite common – at the end of a day in the office, driving home, train travel, using screens, working in bright sunshine and so on. Consider including an eye preparation like Vidisan, proven to calm and soothe irritated eyes from daily causes of irritations.”
I was pretty pleased with that analysis but, absolutely correct, I should have bite and sting cream and eye drops and eye wash would be a great addition. According to Vidisan's research:
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