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The Family Medicine Chest

Paracetamol Tablets

Paracetamol Mixture

For relief of pain or fever in young children.

Menthol Crystals

Add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs.

Vapour rub

Useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest and nose.

Antiseptic Solution

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 and sunburn

Dressing Strips

For minor cuts

3” Wide Crepe Bandage

To keep dressings in place.  To support sprained or bruised joints.

Cotton Wool

For cleaning cuts and grazes


For fevers


For removing splinters

Remember that the local chemist can give you advice about medicines

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