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Home Medicine Cabinet

As well as our practice there are many other local NHS Services you can contact for health advice, information and treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments, such as colds, coughs and indigestion, by keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home. The Deepings Practice

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and Aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take Aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen - SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings

Remember:         

  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of the reach of children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates - don't keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out of date medicines back to the pharmacy

Your local pharmacist

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you health advice at any time. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. For further information you can call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47 for details.



 
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