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What’s in your Medicine Cabinet?

Common Over-the-Counter items every household should have.

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| November 10, 2020
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We’ve all been there before. Curled up in bed with a bad cold, head hurting and can’t breathe through your nose, only to realize you ran out of Tylenol and nasal spray. No one wants to drive to a store to pick up meds while they’re sick. With cold and flu season upon us, we thought it would be a good time to discuss the everyday and not-so-everyday items that everyone should have on hand.

Commonly used items:

  • Pain Relievers – Advil, Bayer
  • Minor upset stomach – Tums Ultra Assist
  • Antacid – Alka Seltzer
  • Daily Vitamins – Nature Made Multi Vitamins
  • Vitamin D*Nature Made Vitamin D Tablets
  • Probiotics – Renew Life Probiotic
  • Antihistamine – Benadryl Dye-Free Liquigels
  • Allergy relief – Flonase Spray
  • Upset stomach/diarrhea – Pepto Bismal

*Nearly everyone that lives this far north is Vitamin D deficient. Please check with your doctor before adding this to your daily regimen.

Cold and Flu:

  • Thermometer – iCalibeur Infrared Thermometer
  • Nasal decongestant – NeilMed Sinus Rinse Kit
  • Cough syrup – Nyquil/Dayquil
  • Immune Support – Nuun Immunity Hydration
  • Cough drops/Throat lozenge – Ricola, Halls

First Aid:

  • Band-Aids – Band-Aid Skin-Flex Assorted Sizes
  • Antibiotic Ointment – Neosporin
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – (Due to demand during COVID, this item may be out of stock)
  • Elastic bandage – Ace Elastic Bandage
  • Sterile Gauze – Premier Value Gauze Sponges
  • Alcohol wipes – Premier Value Alcohol Pads
  • Itch/Sting relief – After Bite Itch Cream
  • Hot/Cold pack – Thermacare
  • Burn Relief/Chapped/Cracked skin – Vaseline

Here’s to hoping everyone stays healthy through the cold and flu season and beyond!