What kind of medical kit should I bring to campus?

First Aid Supplies

  • Bandages for small wounds and blisters
  • Gauze and tape for larger wounds
  • ACE wrap for minor sprains
  • Ice pack
  • Heating pad
  • Digital thermometer
  • Antibacterial cream or ointment like Neosporin
  • Anti-inflammatory cream like Cortaid (for some rashes and bug bites)
  • Antibacterial cleanser to clean wounds

Over-the-Counter Medications

(can also be obtained from Watkins Pharmacy)

  • Antihistamine such as Benadryl©, Zyrtec©, Claritin©, Allegra©
  • Antacid such as Tums© or Mylanta©
  • Acid reducer such as Zantac© or Pepcid©
  • Anti-diarrhea medication like Imodium AD©
  • Fever reducer/pain reducer containing acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen
  • Nasal decongestant such as Mucinex©, saline spray, or nasal rinse
  • Cough suppressant like Robitussin© or Delsym©