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Self-care

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: 

  • - 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.