Stocking up for Christmas? Stock up your medicine cabinet
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Have you got your Christmas food shopping list? Have you started your Christmas gift shopping? Have you written your medicine cabinet shopping list?
As the colder weather hits coughs and colds are rife and there is nothing worse than feeling under the weather during the festive season – or worse – your child and loved one not feeling 100%.
In order to keep you and your family fighting fit ready to stuff your tummies with turkey and get out and enjoy all the festive activities you have planned make sure your medicine cupboard is well stocked and in date.
Many items can be bought from your local pharmacy or supermarket.
Your medicine cupboard shopping list should include:
Paracetamol (tablets for adult and liquid for children)
Ibuprofen (tablets for adult and liquid for children)
Cold and flu remedies
Heart burn remedies
Emollient cream / skin moisturiser for those with dry skin (particularly elderly relatives and children)
Topical joint cream
Your local pharmacist is also a fountain of knowledge and should be your first port of call for you, friends, family and neighbours if you need any advice. Visit them at the first sign of an illness to ensure it doesn’t get worse and spoil your Christmas this year.
Finally, make sure you order any repeat prescriptions in time to ensure you and your family have all your regular medication to hand over the winter period. Have you got relatives staying with you this year? Make sure they remember to order and bring with them any medication too to avoid any unnecessary and avoidable trips during the festive season and give you one less thing to do on your never ending to do list!