For college freshmen, going off to school can be exciting, but it can also be stressful and physically taxing. Late-night study sessions, junk-food–filled 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 and 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 two other bandage-related essentials: a roll of sterile gauze to hold a dressing or splint in place and an elastic Ace bandage that can be effective in decreasing swelling or lending support to joints and muscles.