Top 6 Non-Medication Items in a College First Aid Kit

A College First Aid kit is my favorite personalized gift for graduating high school seniors, and a MUST for every young person heading off to college. As an urgent care physician seeing students at the University of Texas, I have significant insight as to how teens handle their first illness away from home. As you start your child’s first aid kit, here are SIX NON-MEDICINE items I suggest:

  1. THERMOMETER- Preferably two inexpensive digital thermometers (because I’ve found their shelf-life is often less than a school year.)
    • Knowing whether or not you have a true FEVER (temperature >100.4*) is a very
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