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Tour of a First Aid Kit


Updated June 25, 2014

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Elastic Bandages
Elastic Bandages

Elastic bandages are used for sprains and swelling.

© Rod Brouhard
Elastic bandages help keep swelling down. Use elastic bandages for sprains and along with splints to help immobilize broken bones.

Most of the time, elastic bandages are used as part of the RICE treatment for sprains, strains and bruises.

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