Whats in your First Aid Kit?

Discussion in 'Hydration, Hygiene & Health' started by el manana, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    That liquid skin looks interesting, any good?
  2. Snowonher

    Snowonher Backpacker

    Yeah it's great...dries quickly and doesn't let dirt or water in like plasters. A lot more comfortable. If you wash your hands a couple of times you'll probably need to apply a bit more though. Only issue is resealing it once it's opened. i use a little tape just to help keep it airtight.
  3. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    If it's anything like germoline instant skin, it stings like anything when first applied.
  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes: bless..
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  5. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Happy to apply it to a graze or cut you might have if we ever walk together? ;)

    I'm the only one in our family who still uses it - the rest won't go near it after one use.
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  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Best left undressed after cleaning IMO.
  7. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I agree ed, but sometimes small cuts can bleed for a fair while so I usually take a couple of small plasters to use until they stop bleeding. Then uncover. Although apparently a moist scab (dressed) heals quicker than a dry one.
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  8. Snowonher

    Snowonher Backpacker

    This liquid skin doesn't sting so no probs there. Agreed it's best to let the air get to it if you can, but when it's bad it's a good way to stop the bleeding and keep it clean
  9. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Added a 1g one shot Superglue tube.

    Used to great effect in the film Dog Soldiers to seal wounds from Highland Werewolves...
    Ed assured me it's a true story...:nailbiting:
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  10. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    ……. and @edh would know ?? :o o:
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  11. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    I used to carry a decent kit, these days very little.

    Self adhesive dressings for blisters and cuts
    Leukoplast tape
    Absorbent dressing pad
    Ibuprofen, paracetamol and some anti histamine
    Butterfly stitches
    Sanitiser
    Mini swiss army knife

    Should add gloves really (plenty at work :whistling: )

    Sunscreen, soap, dry wipes belong in the wash kit.

    A nurse once glued a wound to my head caused by a metal postbox...
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  12. Henry

    Henry Trail Blazer

    Superglue is great stuff for cuts, as long as you’re careful.

    If you can get your mitts on the medical stuff (which is more flexible) it’s less stiff when it sets so is a bit better, but as a temporary measure, superglue is fine.
  13. BlueTrain

    BlueTrain Trail Blazer

    I had a hernia operation year before last and I was astonished that the incision was glued back together, which, among other things, meant that there was no need for a wound dressing. I am told there were internal sutures, however. But in January, I had another operation, that time on my chin for some sort off skin ailment, performed by a dermatologist. He used stitches and a lot of them (about 8, I think). So now I have a distinctive Heidelberg fencing scar on my chin, to go with all the other scars on my face, hands and abdomen. Fancy that!

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