What Should Be in Your Family Medicine Cabinet

What Should Be in Your Family Medicine Cabinet

 

GROWING KIDS – Why keep a medicine cabinet well stocked ?

We may not like it, but we have to face it—health problems are a part of life. At one time or another, we’ve all sustained minor cuts or wounds, and we’ve all come down with common ailments like cold, fever and flu.

Prepare your family against such problems by stocking up your medicine cabinet with first-aid items and medicines listed below.

Be sure to check the contents every month or so to know what needs to be disposed of (expired or damaged items) and what needs to be replenished (rubbing alcohol, over-the-counter medicines, and others).

What should be inside the medicine cabinet:

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Adhesive bandages, like Band-Aid

 

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Adhesive tape

 

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Gauze pads

 

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Rubbing alcohol

 

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Cotton

 

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Cotton-tipped swabs

 

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Pain reliever, such as analgesics

 

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Fever reducer, such as ibuprofen

 

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Antacids for upset stomachs

 

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Antihistamines for allergy symptoms

 

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Mentholated chest rub

 

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Antiseptic, such as Betadine

 

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Cough syrup

 

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Lozenges

 

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Ice bag for fever

 

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Nasal decongestant

 

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Hydrocortisone for skin inflammation and itching

 

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Thermometer

 

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Tweezers

 

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Scissors

 

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First-aid manual

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