30 First Aid Kit Essentials

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2. Antibiotic Ointment

One of the first items people go to a first aid kit for is an antibiotic ointment. For cuts and scrapes, antibiotic ointment is applied to prevent the spread of infection. It can also help soothe painful burns and scratches.

Antibiotic ointment is designed for healing abrasions quickly. You can find this ointment in tubes or small one-use packets which are convenient for a first aid kit because they don’t take up too much room. Little packets of antibiotic ointment are also great because you don’t have to worry about contaminating an entire tube. For those that camp or frequently spend a lot of time outdoors, antibiotic ointment is a must-have.