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Playing is safe in the kitchen by building your own First Aid Kit

Injuries while cooking can happen to all of us. With cooking becoming more and more of a trend, more people are headed for the kitchen. With exotic cuisines and matching new tools, from woks to sushi knives, kitchens are turning into injury hotspots. A cut, abrasion or burn can easily happen. 

Potential Preparing Food Incidents:

Cuts or scrapes from knives or other instruments such as vegetable peelers, can openers etc.
Painful cuts are the result.


Heat from boiling or hot pots, from the oven or from a wok or steamer – this is often the cause for burns or scalds, which are painful. Especially when hot oil or grease is part of the equation.

Handling Dishes:

Anything from clearing dishes away, removing items from the dishwasher can cause cuts from breaking plates or glasses. Or a wine bottle that slipped from your hand. Cuts are the result.

Self-care for wounds, cuts, and grazes:

You can look after most minor cuts and wounds yourself, by following these steps.

  • Stop any bleeding by holding a clean cloth or bandage on it and apply firm light pressure.

  • Wash your hands well before cleaning the wound.

  • Clean the wound by rinsing it with clean water and picking out any dirt or debris with tweezers.

  • Apply antiseptic creams to the washed wound.

  • Dry the wound by patting the surrounding skin with a clean pad or towel.

  • Replace any skin flaps over the wound, if possible, with a moist cotton bud or pad

  • Cover the wound (small wounds can be left uncovered) with a non-stick or gentle dressing; avoid tape on fragile skin.

  • Keeping the wound covered keeps it moist which helps it to heal.

  • If the wound is in an area that’s difficult to dress (such as the scalp), concentrate on keeping the area clean and dry.

  • Change the dressing every day.

Build Your Own First Aid Kit:

Here are some basic things to add to your kit that can come in handy in sticky situations:

  • Examination gloves

  • Adhesive bandages

  • Medical tape

  • Cold compresses

  • Medical scissors

  • Tweezers

  • Gauze pads

  • Gauze rolls

  • Triangular bandages

  • Alcohol pads

  • Antiseptic towelettes, powder or cream

  • A variety of gauze pads are also a good idea. 

Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainty of treating your wound properly. Visit for more information.

*The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care or advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should consult your doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products' packages.

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