It is essential for every household to have some medications even for some common ailments like cold, cough, or flu. Being prepared need not hurry to go to most drugstores and supermarkets.
Having a medicine cabinet (or medicine chest) at home is not just a creative thing for parents but also a healthful and beneficial way for your family’s protection and health care.
But how and what are the things to consider in making and designing your own medicine cabinet?
The Medical Advisor cleverly elaborated the basic lists for your home’s medicine cabinet, and must have three (3) layers on it; the first layer should be labeled from numbers 1 – 5, then the second layer are from 6 – 10, and the third or last layer are from numbers 11 – 15, and all numbers must have its brief description.
01 – Antacid (indigestion)
02 – Antibiotic (creams for cuts & scratches)
03 – Antidiarrheal medication
04 – Antifungal medication (athlete’s foot or jockitch)
05 – Antihistamine capsules (allergies)
06 – Aspirin or acetaminophen (headaches or muscle cramps)
07 – Calamine lotion (skin rashes and insect bites)
08 – Cough, cold, and flu medicines
09 – Dimenhydrinate tablets (motion sickness)
10 – Laxative (constipation)
11 – Hydrogen peroxide (antiseptic for cuts & scratches)
12 – Petroleum jelly (chafing)
13 – Sunscreen
14 – a small box of adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze bandages, cotton, and thermometer
15 – other medicines for your family’s specific needs
Keep in mind that all of these substances should be stored away from light, humidity, and the reach of children.
Aside from the labels, each corresponding number and description must also be posted at the back door of your medicine cabinet for guidance.
You should also check the expiration dates and medications periodically because many of these medicines have a limited shelf life.