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Personal first aid

The contents of a personal First Aid Kit will vary from person to person, but items commonly included are:

  • Blister plasters. Use as soon as you feel the skin rubbing as it is much easier, and much more comfortable, to prevent a blister than to treat one. Compeed is a good choice.
  • Small standard plasters to quickly deal with minor cuts.
  • Bite cream
  • Antihistamine for those who get hay fever
  • Rehydration sachets are useful and provide the salts and minerals you need to rehydrate
  • Personal medication. Any prescription medication should have been declared on the medical form.