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Family Medicine Chest

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO KEEP THIS IN A SAFE PLACE WHERE CHILDREN CANNOT REACH IT

Remember to seek advice from your pharmacist about medicines but here is a list of items useful in case of minor illnesses or accidents:

  • A selection of plasters in assorted sizes

  • A triangular bandage

  • Sterile dressings in assorted sizes

  • Two sterile eye pads

  • Tweezers for removing splinters

  • Thermometer for fevers

  • Calamine lotion for dabbing onto insect bites, stings and sunburn

  • Antiseptic cream to treat sores, spots and grazes

  • Vapour rub for steam inhalation or to rub on the chest and nose of a child with a stuffy nose or dry cough

  • Paracetamol syrups to relieve pain or fever in young children

  • Soluble aspirin/Paracetamol/ibuprofen tablets/which are good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises

  • Menthol crystals to make steam inhalations to treat catarrh and dry or painful coughs

  • Sharp scissors to cut dressings

  • 3” wide crepe bandage to keep dressings in place or support strains

  • Indigestion remedy

  • Mild laxative

  • Oral re-hydration solution – anti-diarrhoea

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