8 Home First-Aid Kit Rules We Often Ignore

6. Forgetting about the expiration date

8 Home First-Aid Kit Rules We Often Ignore, and It Can Affect Our Health

Usually, the expiration date is calculated for a closed product. But if you have already opened the package, the shelf time changes and you can find this information in the manual. This is especially true for liquid medications. For example, if you have an open bottle of eyedrops, you should change them at least once a month, otherwise, they can be dangerous.

5. Storing medicine in a place that children have access to and where there is a lot of light

8 Home First-Aid Kit Rules We Often Ignore, and It Can Affect Our Health

Medications should not be stored in places with a lot of light — like, on top of cabinets or tables. In this environment, they lose their effectiveness. Additionally, if you store them this way, small children can have access to them. So, it’s best if you put all medications in a special container with a lock and hide it in a cabinet where children can’t access it. Remember that the first aid kit should be inaccessible for children.

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