A good way to be prepared for the changing seasons is to replenish your medicine cabinet using a Boca Raton medical supply service provider. A well-stocked medicine cabinet is your first resource when a health emergency or injury arises. But even small medical issues like feeling the burn after eating that extra slice of pizza or the irritation of a mosquito bite are whisked away when you manage your medicine cabinet well.
Managing Your First-Aid Kit
Your over-the-counter medications not only treat minor illnesses, aches, and pains, but they also can prevent a minor injury from getting out of hand. A first aid kit is used to treat simple injuries and is easy to assemble. A good idea is to keep all first aid items in an easy-to-access container that stays dry and cool. Remember to check the following first aid items and replace regularly as adhesives will deteriorate over time.
A good first aid kit has the necessary items to stop bleeding, treat cuts, and to help perform resuscitation. Consider the following:
- Multiple size bandages, gauze, and tape
- Disposable gloves and plastic bags
- Scissors and/or tweezers
- Resuscitation mask
- Saline solution
- Anti-bacterial cream or ointment
- First Aid Booklet
Replenish Your OTC Medications
Each year, check the expiration dates on all your OTC medications and replace those that are expired or will soon expire. This is also a good time to discard any prescribed medications that you are no longer taking.
While everyone may want to have the basic OTC medicines to treat the common cold, flu, stomach issues, pain, and headaches, there will also be OTC medicines that are needed for your family’s health issues. For example, if someone in your family has heart disease, asthma, or diabetes, your medicine cabinet may have the basic OTC products to help alleviate symptoms associated with these medical conditions.