Family Medicine Chest

Here is a list of useful medicines etc to keep in your medical chest at home

Soluble Aspirin Tablets

For adults and children over the age of 12. Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.

Paracetamol Mixture

For relief of pain or fever in young children

Sedative Cough Linctus

For dry or painful coughs

Menthol Crystals

Add to hot water to make steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest.

Ephedrine Nose Drops

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

Dioralyte/Rehidrat Sachets

For fluid replacement in diarrhoea/vomiting.

Antiseptic Cream

For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes.

Calamine Lotion

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