The Callowland Surgery
141a Leavesden Road
Watford WD24 5DG

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Family Medicine Chest

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.

Suggested Chest Contents

  • SOLUBLE ASPIRIN TABLETS
    For adults and older children. Good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises.
  • PARACETAMOL MIXTURE
    For relief of pain or fever in young children.
  • SEDATIVE COUGH LINCTUS
    For dry or painful coughs - but not coughs caused by common colds.
  • MENTHOL CRYSTALS
    Add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry or painful coughs.
  • VAPOUR RUB
    Again, for steam inhalations. Also 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.
  • THERMOMETER
    For fevers.
  • TWEEZERS
    For removing splinters.