Home Treatment

Remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. We suggest you keep the following: 

  • Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives & anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher & Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • A thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non- absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings

Remember

  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates, don’t keep or use medicines past their sell by date
  • Take all unwanted and out of date medicines back to the pharmacy
 
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