Health Advice - Your Medicine Cabinet

Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet

You never know when minor illnesses are going to strike, so it is is worthwhile keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home. Below is a list of suggested medicines and dressings that are useful for common illnesses and accidents at home. Always ensure that all medications are kept well out of the reach of young children.

If you have any concerns about medication then contact your Pharmacist or GP.

Sedative Cough Linctus For dry or painful coughs.
Antiseptic Cream For sores, grazes and septic spots.
Antiseptic Solution Dilute in water & use to clean cuts and grazes.
Calamine Lotion For use on dermatitis, and on insect bites & stings and sunburn to soothe.
Cotton Wool For cleaning minor cuts & grazes.
Tweezers For removing splinters.
Plasters For cuts.
Thermometer For checking fevers.
Indigestion Remedies For relief of heartburn and indigestion pains.
Crepe Bandage (3 inch) For sprained joints & for holding dressings in correct place.
Paracetamol Tablets For general pain relief.
Paracetamol Mixture For relief of pain and/or fever in young children.
Vapour Rub For steam inhalation, stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub into chest and on nose.
Antihistamine Tablets or Ointment For relief of inflammation from itches/rashes and allergic reactions caused by body's over production of histamine. Useful in allergic reactions such as watery eyes, sneezing, swelling and for insect bites. Recommended to use newer brands which are less sedative.
Rehydration Solution For replacing fluids and salts lost due to vomiting or diarrhoea.