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Your self care kit

Self-care is 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.