Is your medicine cabinet up to snuff? Every medicine cabinet should be stocked with a few essentials. You will want to have the right items at the ready in case of an emergency.
Here is a checklist to make sure your family has a well-stocked medicine cabinet.
In case of pain, headaches, and fevers:
Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)
Ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin)
For congestion, coughs and colds:
Decongestant (such as Sudafed or Dristan)
Dosage spoon or cup, for measuring medication
To treat allergies and itching:
Antihistamine (such as Benadryl)
Hydrocortisone cream (for persistent itching)
For Digestive Issues:
Antacids (in tablet or liquid form)
To treat cuts, burns and other minor injuries requiring first aid:
Gauze and bandages
Cotton balls and swabs
Antiseptic for wound cleaning (such as hydrogen peroxide)
Aloe Vera gel
Remember to place all medicines out of the reach of children, and always check with your pediatrician before administering medication.