Thursday, October 23, 2008

What's inside your medicine cabinet?

Make sure you're prepared during for action emergencies. equip yourself with the right medicine and gadgets that spell safety. Follow these simple steps. Spring clean your cabinet. Throw out all expired medicines. Stack the essential listed below. Check every 6 to 12 months for expired and discolored medications. Stock up on medicines that are commonly used. Here are the list of things you should have on your medicine cabinet.

Medicine:
  • adult preparation of aspirin, ibuprofen, for pain, fever, and swelling.
  • paracetamols syrup or drops for pain and fever in children 12 years and below.
  • syrup of ipecac for poison emergencies.
  • antihistamines for allergies.
  • antacids for hyper acidity.
  • lozenges for sore throats.
  • anti-diarrhea and electrolyte solutions.
  • laxatives (especially for the elderly).
  • anti-fungal preparations.
  • special medications: epinephrine injector for extremely allergic individual, glucose tablets for diabetics, and osteoarthritis creams for the elderly.
Lotions and creams:
  • calamine lotion to releive itching due to insect bites.
  • antibiotic cream, lotion, spray, or ointment, for minor cuts and scrapes.
  • antibiotic soap, for cleaning minor wounds.
  • hydro cortisone cream for minor itches and rashes.
  • petroleum jelly, alternative treatment for minor cuts.
  • sunscreen.
  • antiseptics like hydrogen peroxide and isopropyl alcohol.
  • diaper cream for babies.
Bandage and other equipment:
  • cotton balls or squares, swabs
  • safety pins
  • scissors
  • tongue depressors
  • band aids
  • sterile gauze
  • adhesive tape
  • bandages
  • chemical ice pack
  • wound closure tapes
  • tweezers
  • rubber bulb syringe (to clear baby's congested nasal passages)
  • flashlight
  • thermometer (oral, rectal or ear thermometers)
Others:
  • lip balm,
  • snakebite kit
  • back-up supply of a prescription drug (for chronic conditions)
  • copy of eyeglass prescription
  • a first aid handbook
  • emergency phone numbers, Hospitals and others
Its pretty OK if you have whats on this list but its also OK if you just get the things that you really needs and it depends on your family's health needs. Organize your medicine cabinet and place it in a cool and dry place. Most people put their medicine cabinets in the bathroom where it is warm and humid. Humidity hastens drug deterioration and may render medicines impotent.

1 comments:

Lollii-Pii said...

Nice post..
It's very helpful~♥ I got to know more about how to keep medicines and what to put inside a medicine cabinet..
Thanks for the info~

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