Family Medicine Chest
Here is a list of useful medicines and dressings with a description of their uses.
All are quite inexpensive and worth stocking at home in readiness for minor illnesses.
Keep them in a box or cupboard with a lock, or store them well out of the reach of children, and always read the label. If in doubt speak with your local pharmacist.
Suspension For relief of pain or fever in young children.
For relief of pain or fever in young children
For relief of pain or fever in adults.
Good for headaches, colds sore throats and painful bruises
Antihistamine e.g. Cetirizine/Loratadine
Good for insect bites, hay fever and allergies
One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes.
For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.
For dabbing (not rubbing) on insect bites and stings and sunburn.
For minor cuts.
3″ Wide Crepe Bandage
To keep dressings in place. To support sprained or bruised joints.
For cleaning cuts and grazes.
For removing splinters.
Remember that your local pharmacist can give you advice about medicines and minor ailments.