We feel it is important that all
families should keep a reasonably stocked medical cabinet at home to deal with
Please read the instructions
and cautions on the medication before you decide to use them and consult your
community pharmacist if in doubt.
Pharmacists can now sell antibiotic eye drops for clear cut
cases of uncomplicated conjunctivitis.
medicines should be stored in a box or cupboard with a lock and kept well out of
the reach of children. Always check the expiry dates on medicines.
All these items are available for purchase at our pharmacy at
Hughenden Valley Surgery.
Suggested items for such a
Useful for headaches, fevers, colds, sore throats, painful bruises, aches
Paracetamol mixture (ie Calpol, Disprol)
For relief of pain and fever in babies and young
Ibuprofen (tablets or syrup)
Also for pain and fever in adults and children.
Electrolyte sachets (Dioralyte)
For use in diarrhoea and vomiting.
Menthol or similar inhalants
For mixing with hot water to make steam inhalations for treating
dry and painful coughs, catarrh and sinusitis.
Vapour rub/Karvol capsules
For relieving stuffy noses and dry coughs
cleaning cuts and grazes.
For treating grazes, bites and septic spots.
For insect bites, stings, itchy rashes and sunburn.
For bites and itchy rashes.
Dressing for minor cuts.
To support bruised and sprained joints.
For cleaning cuts and grazes.