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:
Travel Sickness Pills
Your Doctor's Emergency Telephone Number
Record of last Tetanus Vaccination
General Pain Killers:
E.g. Aspirin, Paracetomol, Ibuprofen
Paracetamol suspension (E.g. Calpol etc)
Note: Never give Aspirin if under 16 years of age.
Cuts & Grazes:
Antiseptic Cleansing Solution
Tubigrip or Crepe Bandage
Sterile Water or 'Optrex'
Insect Bites & Stings, Allergies & Sunburn:
Insect Repellant Spray
Stomach Upsets & Indigestion:
Electrolyte Replacement Sachets (for dehydration)
Anti-Diarrhoea Tablets (Not for Children)
Tablets for Indigestion (E.g. Magnesium trisilicate)
There is no evidence that cough mixtures work so we rarely prescribe them and suggest you save your money ! Soothing drinks can be made.
Mouth Ulcer Treatments:
Choline Salicylate Gel (E.g. Bonjela) may help.