For college freshmen, going off to school can be exciting, but it can also be stressful and physically taxing. Late-night study sessions, parties, and easily passed cold and flu viruses can be a toll on an otherwise healthy body.

So, here are health essentials for any student's medicine cabinet.

These first aid must-haves come in many sizes and shapes. A well-stocked medicine cabinet should contain a reasonable assortment of individually wrapped bandages, as well as some individually packaged sterile gauze pads.

And, when thinking bandages, do not forget 3 other bandage-related essentials: a roll of sterile gauze to hold a dressing or splint in place, a compression bandage that can be effective in decreasing swelling or lending support to joints and muscles, and medical tape to hold them in place.