[John Muir Trail] Re: first aid kit
- Ibuprofen for inflammation, Tylenol, ( acetameniphine ), for pain relief. They can be taken together at the appropriate dosing for each on.
--- In email@example.com, Barbara Karagosian <barbara@...> wrote:
> Thanks do much Stephen. Could you clarify why you bring Tylenol as well as ibruprofen? Thanks.
> On Jun 30, 2013, at 9:04 PM, Stephen Kundell <sk@...> wrote:
> > Triple antibiotic (neosporin) does not slow wound healing. The problem
> > is that many people develop contact allergies to the extra ingredient,
> > neomycin.
> > My first aid kit:
> > leukotape, pre cut on release paper (throw away from the mail store)
> > few band aids
> > whatever little packet of antibacterial ointment i can swipe from my office
> > latex gloves if I have to handle someone's blood.
> > syringe and big needle to irrigate a laceration, most important part of
> > preventing infection.
> > dermabond - for gluing sutures
> > steristrips and benzoin
> > suture and hemostat (lighter than needle holder, other uses)
> > skin staples (less than one ounce)
> > packet of xeroform gauze (bad abrasions or burns -- overkill, but it was
> > available in the office)
> > roll gauze (can cut as needed)
> > Few telfa pads
> > A little cotton padding (the stuff that goes on skin under casts)
> > tiny syringe, 1ml epinephrine (enough for 3 emergency injections),
> > dexamethasone, benadryl -- if you have anaphylaxis near me, I will be
> > ready. As I have previously commented, a single epi-pen weighs too much
> > and only lasts 20 minutes.
> > dexamethasone for allergic reactions, imodium, diphenhydramine
> > (Benadyl), ibuprofin , acetominophen,
> > This all weighs about 1/2 pound, and is clearly too much, but as an
> > MD, I feel obliged to be able to help my fellow hikers when I can.
> > My best item is my injinji no-show length lightweight toe sock liners
> > that have eliminated blisters.
> > Stephen
- The ESSENTIAL item is 'second skin' or any other antiseptic liquid bandage product (Walgreens carries them) to cover scrapes, cuts, blisters, burns, etc.
Also, let me plug for injinji socks to prevent blisters forming in the first place.