Here’s a few Richmond Training Concepts suggestions for a simple allergy first aid kit. Now that the weather is getting better and we are planning more outdoor activities with our families, you may want to consider carrying a few extra items to help guard and treat any type of an allergic reaction. Bees, plants and pollens can turn an enjoyable afternoon in the outdoors into a sneeze, itchy and uncomfortable situation. In certain occasions it can be life threatening. By carrying a few essential items you can help combat many of these irritants.
Here are a few items we suggest:
- Moisturizer – Eases skin irritation due to dryness.
- Hydro-cortisone cream – Helps treat itchy skin reactions.
- Eye drops – Can reduce inflammation, reddening, itchy, tearing and swelling of the eyes.
- Decongestants and Nasal Sprays – Reduce the discomfort of nasal swelling and stuffiness.
- Antihistamines – A powerful relief for allergy symptoms.
- Inhaler and Bronchodilators – For those who have asthma or other pulmonary distresses.
- Epi-pen – Many of us can have a serious reaction to a substance like bee stings, shellfish or peanuts. This self-induce injection can save a person life with this sensitivity. Only a doctor can prescribe.
- Vaseline – Rubbing a small amount of Vaseline on the inner portion of the nose with a Q-Tip has given many relief from recurring nosebleeds. When seasons change and the air gets dryer, many children suffer from frequent nose bleeds. Applying a thin layer of Vaseline to the inner portion of the nasal canal helps keep the nasal passages moist and has reported to reduce the number of nosebleeds. Apply in the morning and just before bedtime.