Self Care – Medicine Cabinet

medicine cabinet

An essential medicine cabinet should include:

  • Pain relief such as paracetamol and aspirin (aspirin should not be given to children under 16 or to people with asthma). Children’s paracetamol oral suspension and ibuprofen syrups – free from pharmacy if you receive free prescriptions
  • Mild laxatives to relieve constipation 
  • Cold relief products
  • Rehydration mixtures for diarrhoea or vomiting to use if feeling dehydrated after a bout of sickness or diarrhoea
  • Indigestion remedy
  • Travel sickness tablets for family trips
  • A thermometer to check for fever 

A range of bandages, plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings for minor cuts, sprains and bruises