Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Your Medicine Cabinet Checklist | Family Economics
As the weather gets warmer and my kids head out doors to play, my role changes quickly to mommy nurse as I began patching up skinned knees, removing splinters and administering allergy medications to my children. Having a well-stocked and organized medicine cabinet is a must as the warm weather months arrive.
Are you ready to play nurse for your kids? Here are some tips to ensure your medicine cabinet is well stocked.
• Empty out your medicine cabinet and dispose of all expired or soon to expire medications.
• Take an inventory of what items you need to purchase to update your family medicine cabinet.
• Replace all items back into the cabinet and head to your local big box store to purchase the items you need.
• Alcohol or antiseptic wipes and spray
• Antifungal creams (Athlete's Foot relief)
• Adhesive tape
• Antibiotic ointment for cuts and scrapes
• Aspirin or anti-inflammatory pain reliever
• Bandages in assorted sizes
• Burn cream or aloe vera gel
• Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream
• Cold packs
• Cotton balls, pads and swabs
• Digital thermometer
• Eye wash kit
• First-aid manual
• Hydrocortisone cream
• Oral syringe for administering medicines
• Sterile gauze pads for large wounds
• Rubbing alcohol to clean thermometers, tweezers, scissors, etc.
Always remember to keep medicine and supplies away from children. What are your must haves in your family medicine cabinet?