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B2 - The Family Medicines Chest

Here is a list of useful medicines and dressings with a description of their uses. All are quite cheap 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.

  • Soluble Aspirin Tablets

For adults and children over 16 years. Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.

  • Sedative Cough Linctus

For dry or painful coughs - but not coughs caused by common colds.

  • Paracetamol Mixture

(Calpol, Disprol etc) For relief of pain or fever in young children.

  • Menthol Crystals

Add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs.

  • Vapour Rub

(Vick, Karvol etc) Again, for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest and nose.

  • 3" Wide Crepe Bandage

To keep dressings in place. To support sprained or bruised joints.

  • Antiseptic Cream

For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.

  • Cotton Wool

For cleaning cuts and grazes.

  • Calamine Lotion

For dabbing (not rubbing) on insect bites and stings and sunburn.

  • Antihistamine Tablets

For nettle rash/hives.

  • Dressing Strips/Plasters

For minor cuts.

  • Tweezers

For removing splinters.

Remember that your local pharmacy can give you advice about medicines.

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