Below is a list of useful medications and dressings these are all fairly inexpensive and worth keeping in a secure place at home.
Keep all medicines secure and out of the reach of children.
Plasters – A variety of different shapes and sizes for minor cuts and grazes.
Paracetamol/Aspirin – For adults and children over 12. Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and pain.
Paracetamol Mixture – For relief of fever and pain in young children.
Antihistamine tablets- For relief of allergies and minor skin irritations.
Antihistamine Syrup- For Children over 1 year this is useful for relief of hayfever minor allergies and relieves the itchy rash of chicken pox.
Cough mixture – For dry or painful coughs –but not coughs caused by common colds.
Vapour Rub- Again for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest and nose.
Antiseptic Solution – One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes.
Antiseptic Cream – For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.
Calamine Lotion - For dabbing on insect bites and stings and sunburn.
Dressing Strips – For minor cuts
3”Wide Crepe Bandage – To keep dressings in place and also useful to support sprained or bruised joints.
Gauze Squares – For cleaning cuts and grazes.
Thermometer – For fevers.