Child not feeling well? When your medicine cabinet is well stocked, the cure is just a moment away.
It’s 11:05 p.m. The pharmacy just closed. The kids are all sleeping. Except for the one who’s coughing and coughing and just can’t stop. He could really use some cough medicine, but there’s just no practical way to make it happen.
Has something like this happened to your family? We’ve put together a list of (mostly) over the counter medications and first aid items that are good to have on hand for times like these.
Children’s Delsym This is the best over the counter cough suppressant that doctors recommend.
Pepto Bismol The antidote for upset stomach and nausea.
Dramamine Kids The go-to for motion sickness-related nausea.
Children’s Claritin The must for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.
Gentian Violet The fastest way to get rid of thrush.
AZO Urinary Pain This is the best relief you can get before heading to a doctor, or stopping pain before it gets worse.
AZO UTI Test Strips For those with a tendency to UTI infections, this could be your first check before heading to the pediatrician.
Reese’s Pinworm Medicine Pinworm symptoms tend to show up in the night, so you’ll want to be able to treat them right away.
Ace bandage Wrap a sore limb after a fall if you can’t get to a doctor right away. Sometimes that extra attention is all that’s needed to magically mend the injury.
After Bite Mosquito bites can keep kids from falling asleep. This will help take a bit of the itch away.
Bacitraycin Make sure to be prepared for all cuts and scrapes.
Oxaflacin (pink eye drops). This is a prescription medication. Along with croup medication, your pediatrician might recommend keeping this on hand if your children have a tendency to these conditions. Nebulizer solutions can also be important in some households.
If you have a wood deck or if your children tend to get splinters in the summertime, Splinter-Out is useful. School nurses keep this on hand and it’s the most painless way to remove a splinter.
Now tell us – what’s in your medicine cabinet? What do you always make sure to have in the house?