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The Family Medicine Chest

Here is a list of useful medicines and dressing with a description of their uses. All are quite cheap and worth stocking at home in readiness for minor illnesses.

Keep them in a cupboard with a lock or store them well out of the reach of children.

Soluble Aspirin Tablets

For adults only. Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.

Paracetamol Tablets

For adults and older children. For relief of pain and reducing temperature.

Paracetamol Mixture

For relief of pain or fever in young children.

Sedative Cough Linctus

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

Menthol Crystals

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

Vapour Rub

Again, for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on chest and nose.

Dioralyte/Rehidrat

For use in cases of vomiting and diarrhoea.

Ephedrine Nose Drops

For runny noses in children over 1 year old. Use before meals and at night but not for more than 4 days.

Antiseptic Solution

One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes. For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.

Calamine Lotion

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

Dressing Strips & Crepe Bandage

Dressing strips are useful for minor cuts. A 3” Wide Crepe Bandage can be used to keep dressings in place, or to support sprained or bruised joints.

Cotton Wool

For cleaning cuts and grazes.

Thermometer

For fevers and checking temperature.

Tweezers

For removing splinters.

Remember your local chemist can also give you advice about medicines.

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