Preparing to self-care

 

Be prepared and stock up your medicine cabinet. These affordable key items will help when you, or your family and friends, are feeling under the weather…

Medicines:

  • Pain killers
  • Cold and flu remedies
  • Decongestants
  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication
  • Oral re-hydration salts
  • Indigestion remedies

First Aid:

  • Bandages
  • Plasters
  • Thermometer
  • Antiseptic
  • Eyewash solution
  • Sterile dressing
  • Tweezers
Self Care Aware

Useful Tips:

Painkillers:

Aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen are highly effective at relieving most minor aches and pains.

Antihistamines:

Useful for dealing with allergies, insect bites and hay fever.

Oral rehydration salts:

Oral rehydration salts can help restore your body's natural balance of minerals and fluid lost through diarrhoea, fever, and vomiting - if you can't continue your normal diet.

Indigestion treatment:

If you have stomach ache, heartburn or trapped wind, a simple antacid will reduce stomach acidity and bring relief.

Anti-diarrhoea tablets

It's a good idea to keep anti-diarrhoea medicine at home as diarrhoea can happen without warning. causes include food poisoning and a stomach virus.

Sun cream

Keep a sun cream of at least factor 15, with UVA protection. Exposure to the sun can cause sunburn and increase your risk of skin cancer.

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