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The following tables contain useful medicines and dressings that could be kept in a home medicine chest. All are quite cheap and are available to buy at the pharmacy. They are worth keeping at home for minor illnesses.

Family Medicine Chest Contents:

Family Medicine Chest:
General Items:
Scissors Tweezers
Thermometer Travel Sickness Pills
Your Doctor's Emergency Telephone Number
Record of last Tetanus Vaccination
General Pain Killers:
For Adults E.g. Aspirin, Paracetomol, Ibuprofen.
For Children Paracetamol or Ibuprofen suspension.
Note: Never give Aspirin if under 16 years of age.
Cuts & Grazes:
Plasters Gauze Dressing
Sticky Tape Cotton Wool
Antiseptic Cleansing Solution Antiseptic Cream
Tubigrip or Crepe Bandage
Eyebath Sterile Water or 'Optrex'
Insect Bites & Stings, Allergies & Sunburn:
Antihistamine Tablets/Syrup Hydrocortisone Cream (only appropriate for over 10's)
Insect Repellant Spray  
Stomach Upsets & Indigestion:
Electrolyte Replacement Sachets (for dehydration) Anti-Diarrhoea Tablets (Not for Children)
Tablets or Liquid for indigestion - Ask the pharmacist for advice.  
Calamine Lotion
Cough Mixtures:

For dry coughs use a Simple linctus (or Simple linctus paediatric for children). We have many other cough mixtures available, and can advise you in-store.

Soothing drinks can also be made.

Mouth Ulcer Treatments:
Mouth Ulcers: Choline Salicylate Gel (E.g. Bonjela) may help.

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