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Bloody, (Bandaged,) But Unbowed.

Today, I busted my limbs off doing the house chores.

Exhibit A. 
Purpleish/blueish/blackish bruise as a result of bumping my knee against the bed post while changing the sheets.

Exhibit B.
Nasty cut on my right arm as a result of scraping against a broken metal frame in the dirty kitchen.

Good thing I have a well-stocked first aid kit at home. Coming from a clan of nurses (there are ten RN's in our brood), it's been my habit to keep medicinal supplies ready at my disposal. Round here, I may run out of food stuff, but I can never run out of Paracetamol, Salbutamol, Isopropyl alchohol, Hydrogen peroxide, and Band-Aid.

Funny how I stock up on these bandages with Yue in mind, but I'm the one who - almost always - ends up using them instead. LOL.

So what about you? Do you keep a first aid kit at home? You should. Accidents can happen anytime, and it's better to be prepared for mishaps such as these instead of scrambling for medicine and supplies while you're bleeding like crazy.

Here's a list of the stuff that I keep at home. In case you'd like to use my first aid kit as a reference in preparing yours, these are very basic items and are available in most drugstores and supermarkets.

- Isopropyl alcohol
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Povidone iodine
- Paracetamol
- Salbutamol
- Antihistamine 
- Sodium Chloride / Salinase (nasal drops)
- Tetrahydrozoline HCl (eye drops)
- Loperamide
- Sterile gauze
- Cotton balls
- Tweezers
- Scissors
- Bandages (Band-aid)
- Thermometer
- Aspirator
- Kool Fever
- Chili Plaster
- Lozenges (Strepsils)

Keep these in a sturdy, airtight container. Those clear plastic boxes with lots of compartments are the best, as you can keep different medicines in one space without mixing them with one another. 

And do remember to store your first aid kit in a proper place - accessible enough for the adults, but beyond the reach of a curious child. 

Sharing with Blue Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday!

23 replies:

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Heather McCurdy said...

Be careful Momma! I've never seen such damage from cleaning before ... Heather M following all and found you on the blog hop.

MumLee said...

Ouch. I feel for you. I am so sorry that you were hurt. By the way your FA box contains many items which mine doesn't. I guess I need to add all the things you mentioned.

Thank you!

Princess Liya

Unknown said...

I had one of those! Joann

F.L.A.G - Fundamental Learning Academy for Girls said...

are you following my footsteps from my LA scars LOL!

Makayla said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower from Exposure 99%
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Fashion Momma said...

Ouch! You be careful next time.

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I was going to show my bruised stomach when I tried to break into my own house.

Marites said...

aw...those are nasty. hope you'll get well soon. my MYM is here.

Unknown said...

Wow, hope you feel better. And, yep, it's good to have extra safety kits in the home and car.

SmilingSally said...

You're ready for any emergency. Thanks for sharing these blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Unknown said...

grabeh sis, hehehe, you will be rewarded from your hard work :) visiting from Mellow Yellow.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my that is awful! Careful!


Unknown said...

We do have a kit, but it's not as complete as your list. That is a good list to follow...thanks! :)

Irene said...

Wow that's one dangerous cleaning adventure.

Kristina said...

Those bed corners can be very sharp! Glad you were stocked up with everything you needed:)
I try to keep our FA kit up-to-date - thanks for sharing your list of things we should have.

Misadventures in Motherhood said...

Oh Lordy! certainly go all out when you do a project! I was a bit concerned you'd need a Tetanus shot after that arm gash from the metal thing...but it sounds like you know what you're talking about from a medical standpoint... LOL

I'm dropping by from voiceBoks Members to Remember, and I'm following via Linky and GFC! Love your blog, and can't wait to read more!

Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

LV said...

Some people are just more accident prone than others. Unfortunately, you sound like one of them. Take care.

Czjai said...

Hi LV! Yeah, I'm one of the unlucky ones, lol. The fact that my skin is so sensitive and flimsy adds up to the misfortune as well.

Thanks for the concern, will be a lot more careful next time. I wish I had the option NOT to do any housework at all, haha!

Czjai said...

Thanks for the concern, Jenn! Good thing my tetanus shot from my last freak accident (lol!!!) is still in effect.

But I literally bathed my arm in soap and water + disinfectant after the accident happened. :)

Czjai said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! And sorry for the late response. Will catch up on your blogs as soon as my internet connection gets fixed! :)

Rovie said...

Ouch sis... I hope you feel better now...

Be extra careful next time...

Jessica said...

oh no! ouch! those bobos really hurt :-( hope you feel better now Sis :-) when we are hard working, expect the bumps and bruises :-) Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return a yellow visit too.