I guess the most obvious items are... well, obvious. I went to my local Target and tried to get a wide assortment of Band-Aids, bandages, tape, cotton balls, Q-Tips, gauze, and wrappings for various injuries.
Up until recently I did not even have little Band-Aids in the house. But I thought it would be wise to put together a medical kit just in case. For some reason, not quite sure why, when I think about the need for a medical kit I picture myself in the middle of the woods without access to running water, a telephone, or soap. As I was trying to come up with items to include, I took those circumstances into consideration, and I also wanted my kit to be sufficient in the event that no help was available for lengthy periods of time. If I forgot anything, feel free to let me know!
In addition to bandaging, a few sizes and types of scissors and tweezers seemed appropriate. Maybe I should get some suture equipment to add?
Also, in the event of no soap and water, the kit is stocked with wet wipes, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, and DepHense, a colloidal silver product.
In addition to the items above, some awesome salve in a small container is a great addition. Of course, if you are not in the woods and are in my house you would find several large containers of this so I felt it only necessary to put a small amount in the kit. :)
We also have an herbal extract to help my children sleep, in the event we are wandering through the woods sans beds and pillows, and they have extra trouble dozing off. And I also threw in a Sambuca's cough drop...why not?
For both sun and local heat burns, a drop of lavender is great. Especially if you are in the wilderness and have no ice.
For muscle pain, a drop of peppermint is great. For headaches, a drop massaged into the temples and on the back of the neck is best. Also, for stomach upset, a drop right in the naval can work wonders. Of course, a shot of baking soda with charcoal would be great, too. Wait, do I not have a bag of baking soda in here? Gotta fix that STAT!
Do you have a medical kit? What's in yours?