The Family Medicine Box
Here is a list of useful medicines and dressings with a description of their uses. All are quite cheap and worth stocking at home in readiness for minor illnesses.
Keep them in a box or cupboard with a lock -
or store them well out of the reach of children.
Soluble Aspirin Tablets:
For adults and older children. Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.
For relief of pain or fever in young children.
Sedative Cough Linctus:
For dry or painful coughs - but not coughs caused by common colds.
Add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs. Rub on the chest and nose.
Again for steam inhalations. Also useful for children with stuffy noses or dry coughs. Rub on the chest and nose.
Ephredrine Nose Drops.
For runny noses in children over one year old. Use before meals and at nights but not for more than four days.
One teaspoon diluted in warm water for cleaning cuts and grazes.
For dabbing (not rubbing) on insect bites, stings and sunburn.
For minor cuts.
3" Wide Crepe Bandage:
To keep dressings in place. To support sprained or bruised joints.
For cleaning cuts and grazes.
For removing splinters.
Remember that your local chemist can give you advice about medicines.