Tips to Customize A Student First Aid Kit

What would you include in a first aid kit for out-of-town university or college students coming to live in Thorold for a few years?
This should be a timely question as Downtown Thorold hosts a free barbecue party to welcome students to our community on September 14. We hope all goes well for the students, but if they get hurt or sick during their studies here, it helps to have the necessary tools to stay healthy.
Henderson’s Pharmacy offers a few suggestions to create a custom made Student’s First Aid Kit. Depending on the individual, the following items could be included in a kit.

Henderson’s Pharmacy offers students and staff of Brock University or Niagara College a 10 per cent discount (some restrictions apply). This would be handy incentive when creating a customized Student First Aid Kit with some or all of the following suggestions.

Henderson’s Welcomes Brock U. & Niagara College Students & Staff
  • Acetaminophen & Ibuprofen
  • Decongestant
  • Nasal Spray
  • Flu medicine
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Thermometer
  • Bandaids (add colorful fun ones)
  • First Aid Tape
  • Gauze bandages
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Alcohol pads
  • Hot pack
  • Ice pack
  • Allergy medicine
  • Tweezers
  • Cold medicine
  • Cough medicine
  • Diarrhea medication
  • Scissors
  • Lip Balm
  • Burn Ointment
  • Cough drops
  • Sore throat lozenges

Students are also welcome to speak with a pharmacist at Henderson’s Pharmacy in Thorold for advice on their healthcare.

Christina Carfagnini

Christina Carfagnini is proud of her hometown of Thorold, Ontario, and has a passion for healthcare and community service. A graduate of Western University ( Bachelor of Medical Sciences) and Brock University ( Masters Public Health), Christina is an M.D. Candidate currently studying at Saba University School of Medicine. Active in the community, she has also been a loyal volunteer on the Niagara Health Expo held at the Hotel Dieu Shaver. The 6th annual Expo will be held on Sat., Oct. 19, and Christina is glad to join the team of volunteers on the event planning group.