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Here is a list of useful medicines and dressings with a description of their uses.  All are quite cheap and worth stocking at home in readiness for minor illnesses.  See also the links at the bottom of the page to some useful leaflets for parents.


Keep them in a box or cupboard with a lock, or store them well out of the reach of children.


Antacids (e.g. Gaviscon)

Ibuprofen (Nurofen)



Pholcodeine cough linctus

Benylin cough linctus

Clarityn or Piriton

Vapour rub

Antiseptic solution

Antiseptic cream

Calamine lotion

Dressing strips

3” wide crepe bandage

Cotton wool




A couple of useful leaflets for parents of young children:


Caring for Children With a Cough


When Should I Worry?

Your Health

The Family Medicine Chest

For heartburn

For adults.  Good for aches and pains

Liquid for relief of pain or fevers in children; tablets for adult aches, pains and fevers; soluble good for sore throats

For dry or painful coughs

For productive coughs

For insect bites, allergic rashes or hay fever

For steam inhalations, children with dry coughs and stuffy noses - rub on chest or nose

One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes

For treating septic spots, grazes and sores in the nose

For dabbing on insect bites, stings and sunburn

For minor cuts

To keep dressings in place.  To support sprained or bruised joints

For cleaning cuts and graze

For fevers

To remove splinters


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