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Medicine Chest 

 

The following tables contain useful medicines and dressings that could be kept in a home medicine chest. All are quite cheap to buy in pharmacies, and worth keeping at home for minor illnesses.

 

 

Family Medicine Chest Contents:

 

 

 

General Items:

Cuts & Grazes:

Tweezers

Plasters

Thermometer

Gauze Dressing

Travel Sickness Pills

Sticky Tape

Your Doctor's Emergency Telephone Number

Cotton Wool

Record of last Tetanus Vaccination

Antiseptic Cleansing Solution

Scissors

Antiseptic Cream

 

 

Eyes:

General Pain Killers:

Eyebath

For Adults

Sterile Water or 'Optrex'

E.g. Aspirin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen

 

For Children

Stomach Upsets & Indigestion:

Paracetamol suspension (E.g. Calpol etc)

Electrolyte Replacement Sachets (for dehydration)

Note: Never give Aspirin if under 16 years of age.

Anti-Diarrhoea Tablets (Not for Children)

 

Tablets for Indigestion (E.g. Magnesium trisilicate)

Sprains:

 

Tubigrip

Insect Bites & Stings, Allergies & Sunburn:

Crepe Bandage

Antihistamine Tablets

 

Hydrocortisone Cream

Rashes:

Insect Repellant Spray

Calamine Lotion

 

 

Mouth Ulcers:

Cough Mixtures: 

Choline Salicylate Gel (E.g. Bonjela) may help.

There is no evidence that cough mixtures work so we rarely prescribe them and suggest you save your money! Soothing drinks can be made.

 

 

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