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Highlands Health Centre

Highlands Health Centre

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The Family Medicine Chest

Thermometer  It is very important to use this! 
Paracetamol Mixture & Tablets  For relief of pain or fever in young children and adults. 
Sedative Cough Linctus  For dry or painful coughs. 
Menthol Crystals  Add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs. 
Vapour Rub or Inhalations  Again for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest and nose. 
Antiseptic Solution and Spirit Swabs  One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes. 
Antiseptic Cream  For treating septic spots, sores in the nose and grazes. 
Calamine Lotion  For dabbing (not rubbing) on insect bites, stings & sunburn. 
Dressing Strips & Plasters  For minor cuts. 
3" Wide Crepe Bandage  To keep dressings in place and to support sprained or bruised joints. 
Cotton Wool or Cotton Buds  For cleaning cuts or grazes. 
Actifed - Syrup & Tablets  For colds and runny noses. 
Piriton Syrup & Tablets (antihistamines)  For allergic rashes and reactions and insect bites. 
Electrolyte Solution Sachets such as Rehidrat  Fluid replacement for diarrhoea. 

Remember that your local chemist can give you advice about medicines.


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