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Posted: 4/24/2014 1:53:23 PM EDT
My kit is pretty solid but wanted to see what else I might be missing.

Currently I keep 2 or more of the following:
Bacitracin
Triple Antibiotic
Vaseline
A&D and beudreux's buttpaste
Athletes foot
Jock Itch cream
Vagasil (no comments please I have a daughter in the house )
Sunscreen and aloe for when I forget the sunscreen
5% lidocaine topical ointment
Hydrocortisone
Calamine lotion
poison ivy preventative
Lice treatments with comb

I can't think of anything else I'm missing so seeing what ya'll think.




Link Posted: 4/24/2014 2:44:09 PM EDT
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Aloe
Tea tree oil....treats lots of things, ("skin fungus", treats "lice & fleas"), etc.
Vicks vapor rub (or generic)
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Liquid Skin
Chamomile Oil, (anti-inflammatory)
Argan Oil, (burns and compromised tissue, as well as wound care.)
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 3:04:01 PM EDT
Gold Bond Medicated (green bottle) FTW

I also carry some hydrocortisone cream for skin allergies
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 3:11:32 PM EDT
Carmex,
in the little jars - very shelf stable.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 3:28:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By toadmeister:
Gold Bond Medicated (green bottle) FTW

I also carry some hydrocortisone cream for skin allergies
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+1 on the Gold Bond, also consider the "Gold Bond No Mess Spray Powder", just don't spray it directly on you "junk" or you will burn like a tire fire
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 3:34:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wshbrngr:
Carmex,
in the little jars - very shelf stable.
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+1, that stuff is addicting! perhaps its the lanolin (wool animals) and beeswax mixed with petroleum jelly..I love it, and doubt it would ever go rancid.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 3:42:11 PM EDT
Burnaid burn gel. Nothing works on burns like this stuff.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 3:45:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 3:45:54 PM EDT
Another vote for Carmex. Good on the nose and lips in winter. I would also mention Tiger Balm Ultra. Works very well with my arthritis and my sciatica.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 4:30:27 PM EDT
You wont catch me making fun of Vagisil.  It's just about the best and most powerful anti itch ointment that you can buy.  I have most of the salves, poultices and ointments posted so far.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 5:04:22 PM EDT
Gold Bond medicaded powder is much better for your skin than a cream or ointment if you have chafing or just irritation. I like the green bottle stuff the best. A travel sized version is in my back pack always.
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 5:57:31 PM EDT
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You're missing mid-potency and high-potency topical steroids.
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Originally Posted By georgiagun:
I can't think of anything else I'm missing so seeing what ya'll think.


You're missing mid-potency and high-potency topical steroids.


Any specific names? Would I need a prescription for them?
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Any specific names? Would I need a prescription for them?
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Originally Posted By georgiagun:
I can't think of anything else I'm missing so seeing what ya'll think.


You're missing mid-potency and high-potency topical steroids.


Any specific names? Would I need a prescription for them?

Almost everywhere requires a prescription for "medium" or "high strength" topical steroid, however you can get hydrocortisone... aka Aveeno Anti-Itch, Bactine, Cortaid, Dermolate, without a prescription.

Here are the "names":
Synacort
Cordran
Cutivate
Westcort
Kenalog
Lidex
Diprolene
Temovate
Link Posted: 4/24/2014 9:26:58 PM EDT
Bactroban (antibiotic)

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OST
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 6:17:12 AM EDT
Bag Balm
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 9:16:50 AM EDT
Bio-freeze or tiger balm.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 12:25:47 PM EDT
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Figures that a Mainer would offer Bag Balm into the mix! FWIW, I totally agree with you, being a former Mainer. I've seen BB cure stuff that was crazy-nasty. Lets look objectively at it: Its high-potency medicine designed to be used on livestock, but just so happens that its also one of the best ointments you can use for infections and rashes and burns. My Uncle Eddie was a lobsterman. He got some sea urchin spikes in his hand so badly, that he would sit and scrap and cut the brittle pieces out at night after supper. Eventually his hand got so bad that he couldn't pull traps. My aunt started soaking his hand in hot water and salt to draw out the infection, and treated with Bag Balm. Its the only thing they could do to avoid a trip to the emergency room on the mainland.

I also get cold sores, herps or wtf-ever they are called in my nose, and the wife gets on her lip once in a blue moon. With Abreva, its miserable.
Link Posted: 4/26/2014 12:36:42 PM EDT
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FTMFW.  great stuff
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 6:01:59 AM EDT
I'm going to give a mini AAR at this time.

I sometimes get poison ivy/oak/sumac - I cant tell the difference on my skin - from working on my tractor. Stands to reason, since I use it everywhere and in the bushes. Its the only source of contact that I can imagine. Anyway, I saw this thread and thought of using Vagisil on it. That stuff works very well to control the itch.

Also, I would like to add that my brother had a severe sunburn once, and a doctor told him to use Prep H. He smelled pretty bad, but it really helped.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 7:32:08 AM EDT
Anti-Monkey Butt is great powder too.

I keep lots of triple antibiotic, iodine, cortisone.
Sunscreen, wife is a redhead.
Burn aid, as stated in a prior post, is incredible on burns.
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