The Well-Stocked Medicine Chest Every College Student Needs
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.
Last reviewedSeptember 2014by Michael Woods, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.