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Medicine Cabinet Essentials For Winter

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A few basic medicine cabinet and first aid essentials to keep in stock in the medicine cabinet this winter.

Whilst doing the Christmas shopping make sure you stock up on medicine cabinet essentials to see you safely through the Christmas period.

Think ahead and consider your health needs for over the Christmas holidays.

Medicine Cabinet Essentials For Winter To Include

This isn’t a definitive list, but it should cover the basics, which are a good idea to keep in stock at home.

  • Any prescription drugs you need – make sure you re-order any repeat prescriptions so you have sufficient to see you through the holiday period.
  • Painkillers – paracetamol and ibuprofen in both children’s and adult versions.
  • Indigestion remedies
  • Anti-diarrhea tablets
  • Oral rehydration salts 
  • Antihistamines 

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First Aid Kit Essentials To Keep In Stock At Home

As well as the medicine cabinet essentials for winter, these are the basics which we keep in the first aid box at home, just in case!

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  • Plasters
  • Bandages 
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Eyewash solution
  • Sterile dressing
  • Medical tape
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers

Keeping good household stocks is all part of a good housework routine.

Medicine Cabinet Safety

  • Store all medicines and first aid supplies out of the reach of children – preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • Go through your medicine cabinet every 3 months – any out of date medication can be returned to the pharmacist for safe disposal.
  • For advice on medication always speak with your GP or pharmacist.

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