Medical Essentials for Your Room

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Medical essentials for every student:

  • Insurance card (we recommend you keep a picture of your card on your cell phone)
  • ​A thermometer is important and SO helpful to the Health and Wellness Center staff if you check your temperature in your residence when you are feeling feverish or chilled.
  • Fever/pain reducers:
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
    • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Gastrointestinal medicines
  • Pepto-Bismol for multiple symptoms
  • Loperamide (Imodium) for diarrhea
  • Antacids (mylanta, maalox, Tums) for occasional heartburn
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Bandage strips and "butterfly" bandages in assorted sizes
  • Adhesive tape
  • Elastic wrap bandages
  • Nonstick sterile bandages and roller gauze in assorted sizes
  • Instant cold packs
  • Cotton balls and cotton-tipped swabs
  • Disposable nonlatex examination gloves, several pairs
  • Duct tape
  • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Plastic bags, assorted sizes
  • Safety pins in assorted sizes
  • Scissors and tweezers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Antiseptic solution and towelettes
  • Eyewash solution
  • Sterile saline for irrigation, flushing
  • Hydrogen peroxide to disinfect