Every home or household should have a small home pharmacy to avoid undesirable situations. Medicines or pills should be in their original packs containing the instructions for use. A home pharmacy should have basic painkillers that can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription, vitamins or minerals or some form of supplement, inks or gels for injury and pain and bandages, patches, sterile gauze, scissors, thermometer and certain universal medicines / syrups without prescription.
Bandages and patches can be of great use in the appearance of blisters, cuts or painful cuticles. It is important to have some wound disinfectant or antibiotic wound cream, sterile compression bandages, adhesive tape, scissors and tweezers. It is preferable to have an antiseptic spray for wound disinfection.
Temperature and pain medicines – headaches, toothaches, muscle aches and pains can be relieved with over-the-counter medications. Most analgesics have an anti-inflammatory effect and lower the fever. Paracetamol-based medicines that can be purchased without a doctor’s prescription are practical. When you are exposed to greater exertion, it is advisable to drink (before bedtime) a tablet that lowers your temperature at the same time.
Flu and colds – although there is no cure to treat these phenomena, various preparations can be used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. Throat lozenges, nasal drops, herbal cough syrups, and caffeine-based preparations that provide strength and energy.
Mild food poisoning – It is advisable to use activated carbon and powder to re-hydrate the body. These preparations are also purchased without going to the doctor / without a prescription. An antibacterial gel for dry hand washing and wet wipes is recommended. Use them as often as possible.
To protect the skin from the sun and allergies – some people have a skin reaction when exposed to the stronger sun. Sun protection products with a high protection factor of SPF 15 and above (for children 30 SPF and above) are required. It is preferable to have a moisturizing lotion or milk for skin moisture.
Keep a small home pharmacy in a dry and dark place out of the reach of children. At 25 ° C, protected from light and moisture. Periodically check the expiry date.