Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Medicine Box

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When I got up in the middle of the night to find some Paw paw cream for a sore on my face I got really frustrated that my first aid kit was such a shambles.
So I decided to empty it all out and check what we actually used and what was expired and narrow it down to what we really need inside. I also have one in the car that has things like bandages, a sling and a blanket in it. I don't keep all those things inside as they are not needed regularly, and the girls would always be playing doctors and nurses with them and I would never know where they were.

These are the must haves at our place:
invaluable - so many uses, very gentle for babies and sensitive skin
a must have for all scratches and cuts
great for chests and stuffy noses
the only pain relief I use now, fantastic for migraines
the night strength one
bandaids - of course
pain relief for the kids. I found Panadol never worked when Ella was small and having multiple seizures and I needed to get her temp down
the best relief for a sore throat
for muscular and joint pain
a thermometer is a must have - especially if you have kids
we grew up with this and now we have some, so many uses
great for indegestion
emergency night time relief, for something like earache
must have for cold sores
cream for coldsores
this stuff is wonderful for coughs - great for kids and adults

Please share what your must haves are in your medicine cupboard, you never know what other useful lotions and potions are out there!

1 comment:

Anne said...

Looks like we have a lot of similar things Ailsa. I've got a tin of Rawleigh's Medicated Ointment too. I can remember the Rawleigh's man coming to the house when I was young. I've got a few creams and lotions for eczema related problems my daughter has plus liquid Phenergan for bites and stings, as well as Stop Itch and Sting Oze. My kids have allergic reactions to bee and wasp stings.

Anne xx

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