13 Summer First Aid Kit Must-Haves

“Shoot, I didn’t think to bring that!” If you’re like most, you’ve said this once or twice on a vacation or day-trip. If it’s an extra pair of sandals that you forgot, it’s not a big deal. But if you forgot to pack something in your First Aid Kit, that could be a real pain (literally)! It’s easy to remember to bring the common items in a First Aid Kit (like Band-Aids or antiseptic wipes). It’s the uncommon ones that are easy to forget, but a huge bummer when you do.

No worries, we’re here to help at CommunityMed Family Urgent Care! 

Our wonderful urgent care staff has come up with a list of uncommon essentials to make sure you have handy in your summer first aid kit. Things you may not have thought of, including some brand-specific items that we use on our own family members and recommend to our patients.

Here are must-haves for your family, the babysitter, or anyone else who may be watching your kids.

  • Sunblock
  • SPF Lip Balm
  • Aloe Vera with Lidocaine
  • Cooling Towels
  • Instant Cool Pack
  • Nexcare Waterproof Band-aids
  • Bug Spray
  • After Bite
  • Gatorade or Smart water to replace electrolytes
  • A snack to help keep blood-sugar levels regulated

For Poison Ivy, we suggest:

  • A Good Soap / Cleansing Agent
  • Burow’s Solution or Calamine Lotion
  • Hydrocortisone Cream

CommunityMed Family Urgent Care wants you to have the best summer! If you ever need us for more than what’s included in your first aid kit, we’re open seven days a week until 8pm. Take us with you by downloading our app – CommunityMed Urgent Care – on the iOS platform where you can check-in and complete your paperwork from your smartphone.