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Your self care kit

Self-care can be the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries. A range of common winter illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest.

Make sure that your medicine cabinet out of the reach of children and is well stocked with: 

Self care plaster

  • Paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
  • Child paracetamol or ibuprofen syrups e.g. Calpol
  • A thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Selection of plasters
  • Elastic bandages and dressings
  • Mild antiseptic wipes/spray
  • Antihistamines (hayfever tablets)
  • Travel sickness tables
  • Aspirin (not for under 16yrs)
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • Plasters
  • Indigestion remedy

Watch out for expiry dates; don’t  keep medicines after their expiry date.