Must-Have Medicine Supplies
Even if you are blessed with robust health, you never know. During cold weather months, when we’re indoors a lot more, you are exposed to more illnesses, and you don’t want to be caught off-guard if a cold or another type of virus attacks. Here are some medicine cabinet essentials you should have on hand in your apartment.
Thermometer. You can find digital thermometers online or at any major retail pharmacy.
Pain relief. Aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc. Whichever works best for you and plays nicely with any prescribed medications you are taking.
Gastro. Pepto-Bismol, Imodium-AD, or their generic equivalents help when a stomach bug hits. It’s also wise to keep some extra electrolyte drinks stocked up to stay hydrated. If you have gastro problems of the other variety, keep some laxatives on hand. For occasional upset stomachs or reflux, there are plenty of OTC remedies.
Colds, flu, and coughs. Nighttime cold products can help you sleep and ease congestion and coughing. You can also pick up cough syrup and cough drops to stifle a cough and soothe a sore throat. There are also effervescent tablets and dissolvable gel strips you can take when symptoms first appear. They can shorten the duration of the cold or flu. If you are prone to cold sores, Abbrevia and generic equivalents are a must.
General first aid. Isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antibacterial ointment, and a variety pack of bandages can clean, protect, and disinfect minor cuts and scrapes. Liquid bandage works like a charm if you get a cut on an area where it’s difficult to apply an adhesive bandage.
Seasonal allergies. There are numerous OTC (name-brand and generic) allergy remedies. Choose which one works best for you. You can also pick up nasal sprays, antihistamines, and decongestants. Just make sure to double-check the label to make sure it’s non-drowsy if you’ll be taking it during the workday.
Eye care. Allergies can also trigger itchy, watery eyes. Keep eye drops on hand for allergies and a moisturizing variety if your eyes get dry and tired during the winter. Having a bottle of eye wash solution with a cup can quickly rinse out stray eyelashes and other irritants.
Miscellaneous. You can pick and choose products according to your needs. Gauze and tape, oral gels for tooth pain, tweezers, pill cutter, masks, COVID test kits, tweezers, and topical pain relief rub.
By keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet, you will have peace of mind that if you are hit with a minor illness or injury, you have everything you need at your fingertips. Of course, for more serious injuries or lingering illnesses, contact your doctor or visit the nearest ER or urgent care clinic.
Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet at Your New Vision Apartment
When you move into your new Vision Community apartment, these are just a few of the things you’ll want to bring with you.
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