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What are the top items to have in your first aid kit?

What are the top five items to have in your first aid kit? / Danielle Apolinar (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- With summer around the corner, which means more time doing outdoor activities and an increase in strong storms, it is time to double check that you have all necessary items in your first aid kit.

Dr. John Wood with the Medical Center Navicent Health said that the top five items to have in your first aid kit are different sized sterile gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, disposal instant cold packs and plastic non latex gloves.

He said the gloves are especially important to have on hand to avoid infecting any injuries.

Wood said it is important to have a first aid kit at the ready so that if something happens you have the items you need to handle the situation.

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