1. The Medicine Cabinet
Here is a list of useful medicines and dressings with descriptions
of their uses. They should be kept in a secure box, and in
a safe position, for emergencies or minor illnesses.
Six medium, two extra large sterile dressings, triangular
bandages, 3” crepe bandages to keep dressings in place,
a selection of 20 plasters in an assortment of sizes, cotton
wool for cleaning wounds, two sterile eye pads, together with
safety pins, sharp small scissors, and disposable gloves.
Soluble Aspirin Tablets:
For adults and older children. Good for headaches, colds,
sore throats and painful bruises.
For relief of pain or fever in young children.
Sedative Cough Linctus:
For dry or painful coughs – but not coughs caused by
Add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh
and dry or painful coughs.
Also for steam inhalations, but also useful for children with
stuffy noses or dry coughs. To rub in chest or nose.
Dab onto insect bites, stings or sunburn.
Ephedrine Nose Drops:
For children over one-year old with runny noses. Use before
meals and at night, but not for more than four days.
One teaspoon diluted in warm water to clean wounds.
To treat septic spots, nasal sores and grazes.
To remove splinters.
Colds, Sore Throats, and Flu