Medicine Cabinet Must Haves

Having a well-stocked medicine cabinet is a lot like having a well-stocked pantry – it is essential for you house to run efficiently. If you must leave the house to pick up medicine or first aid items when someone is sick or hurt your home will not run effectively. Here is a list of items to keep stocked in your medicine cabinet at all times:

First Aid:

  • Bandages (Band-Aids®) in a variety of sized from small circles to large one for scraped knees. 
  • Triple Antibiotic cream (Neosporin®)
  • Pain-Relieving Cleansing Spray (Bactine®)   medicine cabinet 4
  • Burn Cream
  • Hydrocortisone Cream (anti-itch)
  • Gauze
  • Medical tape
  • Alcohol (wipes or in bottle)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Disposable gloves (these protect you from bodily fluids)

Other Medicines & Supplies:

  • Accurate Thermometer 
  • Aspirin (DO NOT give this to children)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) for adults and appropriate product for children in your house (infant, junior etc)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil® ) for adults and appropriate product for children in your house (infant, junior etc)
  • Antihistamine (Benadryl®) for allergic reactions
  • Cough Medicine (Delsym®)  for only coughs for adults and appropriate product for children in your house
  • Cold/Flu medicine  for adults and appropriate product for children in your house
  • Cough drops
  • Calming throat spray (Chloraseptic®)
  • Decongestants  for adults and appropriate product for children in your house
  • Eyedrops
  • Saline drops (for noses)
  • Antacid (Tums®)
  • Anti-diarreal (Imodium®) for adults and appropriate product for children in your house
  • Laxatives
  • Simethicone drops (for gas relief)
  • Anti-fungal cream (life for athlete’s foot)
  • Yeast infection cream
  • Tweezers
  • Zinc Oxide (Desitin®) for rash relief
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