Most items in a first aid kit never expire - but the owners do. Keep in mind that an unused kit, one that has never been opened, is completely sealed from outside air by a tight fitting gasket around the rim. It would be quite difficult to contaminate the contents under these circumstances.Did you notice the expiration date 1/1/1948 :laugher
For abrasions, the best remedy, and the safest, is to thoroughly clean the wound, then cover it with an antibiotic salve such as Bacitracin Ointment, which is then covered with a gauze bandage. The bandage should be changed every day and the wound recoated until it heals properly. This not only helps prevent infection, but additionally will help prevent scaring.Maybe some of you folks can clear something up for me. For a large skin tear or abrasion, traditionally you cleaned it and covered it, let it scab over and heal "dry".
More recently, sprinkling some quikclot or similar to scab it and seal it quickly.
But now I'm seeing that type of large skin wound treated by covering with a hydrophillic (vaseline-ish) dressing like Dermagran-B instead to heal 'moist'.
What's better for what criteria?