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Minor Injuries Brochure and Home Medicine Chest

The surgery offers a small brochure offering advice on minor illness and minor injury treatment. Please download and keep a copy for future reference.

Minor Injuries Brochure



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Helping yourself: the home medicine chest – what should I keep at home?



pillsIt makes senseto keep a few medicines locked away (out of the reach of children)forthe management of minor illnesses and minor injuries.Here is a suggestedlist of the kind of things you could keep at home:

#  Selection of plasters in assorted sizes
#  1 triangular bandage
#  Sterile dressings in assorted sizes
#  Tweezers for removing splinters
#  Thermometer for fevers
#  Calamine lotion for dabbing onto insect bites, stings and sunburn
#  Antiseptic cream to treat sores, spots and grazes
#  Vapour rub for steam inhalation, or to rub on the chest and nose of a child with a stuffy nose or dry cough
#  Paracetamol syrups to relieve pain or fever in young children
#  Soluble aspirin/paracetamol/ibuprofen tablets which are good for headaches, colds, sore throats and painful bruises
#  Strepsils, Dequacaine or other throat lozenges
#  7.5cm wide crepe bandage to keep dressings in place or support sprains
#  Indigestion remedy e.g. milk of magnesia or Gaviscon
#  Mild laxative e.g. Senokot
# Oral rehydration solution e.g. Dioralyte



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