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OneKickWonder
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: What's in your DIY medical kit? Reply with quote

I think as martial artists, most of us accumulate a gradually growing list of quick fix remedies and basic first aid gear.

My such kit contains :

Ibuprofen gel (topical anti inflammatory)
Tiger balm red - for minor bruising
Deep freeze spray - aerosol analgesic
An assortment of compression bandages
Surgical tape

Not all of this goes into my kit bag. The club has a more comprehensive first aid kit. My stuff is mostly for self treatment at home.

I'm thinking of changing some bits.

What do folks here consider staples in their basic medical kit?

I'm especially interested in what folks do for substantial bruising and sprains. That's one area where I'm still looking for better treatment ideas.
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever is in the First-Aid kit that I bought at the store; seems to have what I need, and I have the biggest kit I could find for the house and car and gym.

I carry a lot of bandaids and New Skin glue because I take a blood thinner twice a day.



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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about the norm. Bought one a few years back (largest version the company carried) that incorporates everything from a head ache to bandages to sting relief to pressure bandages to slings, etc, etc, etc.

I also have a field kit that blows away the aforementioned kit and includes everything up to surgical equipment. Pretty much anything you would need to perform surgery if needed in the field.
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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: What's in your DIY medical kit? Reply with quote

OneKickWonder wrote:
I'm especially interested in what folks do for substantial bruising and sprains. That's one area where I'm still looking for better treatment ideas.


Ibuprofen, ice and heat. I guess if it's bad enough you could add muscle relaxers but this requires a doctor and is not a home remedy.

Tiger balm is more of a mask rather than a remedy as it tricks the brain into thinking it's cooling and heating but in reality this does nothing for the actual muscle. You can't beat good old ice and heat.
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Spartacus Maximus
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is definitely a stroke of luck, but there are no less than three hospitals or medical clinics within a ten minute drive from the dojo. Several of the regulars have extensive first aid training as part of their jobs and the instructor is professionally trained in bone-setting(putting broken or dislocated bones back in place).

The first aid kit is mostly medical tape and splints and a few different bandages. Just enough to take care of injuries until the injured person can be taken to one of the hospitals nearby.
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DWx
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to all the normal strapping tape, plasters and bandages, I also carry:

ice packs
freeze spray
heat spray
tiger balm
muscle rub
arnica
antiseptic cream
non-latex gloves
paracetamol
ibuprofen
aspirin
antihistamines
loperamide (you do not want these kind of issues at a tournament!)
duct tape

My sister manages a pharmacy so she keeps me well stocked up
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OneKickWonder
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DWx wrote:

loperamide (you do not want these kind of issues at a tournament!)
duct tape



Is the duct tape to tape the bottom of the trousers tight shut in case the loperamide fails to work?
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Nidan Melbourne
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My general kit has
- Band Aids (Duh)
- Latex Gloves
- Non-Latex Gloves (Iím out of them atm)
- Surgical Tape
- Anti-Bacterial Wipes + Gel
- Dencorub
- Strapping Tape
- Notebook + Pen
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh, no one has super glue?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super glue? What would be glued with it?
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