Since the house is a bit far from medical units, those are some basic medical items we should keep in the house for any emergency or mild sickness.
One person will not be able to pass with all the list through the borders so please edit / comment with what you can bring. Don’t worry all of them are OTC (don’t need prescription to be dispensed) and for sure don’t have controlled substances (narcotic / dangerous)
|No||Item||Qty||Who will bring it|
|1||Adhesive tape||1 × 3 cm width
1 × 6 cm width
|2||Elastic wrap bandages||1 × 6 cm width
1 × 8 cm width
1 × 12 cm width
|3||Adhesive Bandages||15 (different sizes)||@HadeerGhareeb|
|4||Nonstick sterile bandages||5 (3 small, 2 large)|
|7||Cotton||250 g||in house|
|9||Scissors and tweezers||1|
- The triangle bandage can be any triangular cloth, really.
- Plastic bags could be used as well instead of the disposable gloves.
- Calamine lotion
- Nifuroxazide capsules
- sesame oil and beeswax
- Ibuprofen / Paracetamol
- Gentamicin oint
- Topical Aescin 1 g + Diethylamine salicylate 5 g.
- Cold Remedies
- Cough remedies (Herbal mix)
- Antiseptic solution
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Antiseptic oint
|No||Item||Brand Names and Uses||Who|
|1||Calamine Lotion||Uses: Mild itchiness. This includes from sunburn, insect bite, poision aok, or other mild skin conditions. It may also help dry out skin irritation||Hadeer|
Uses: Instestinal antiseptic for the treatment of diarrahea & gastroenteritis
|3||Sesame Oil and
Uses: for burns
Brand: Aerius tab
|5||Ibuprofen / Paracetamol||
Brand: Brufen / Panadol
Uses: pain reliever, decrease temperature, anti-inflammatory
Uses: topical antibiotic
|7||Topical Aescin 1g + Diethylamine Salacylate 5g||
Brand: Reparil gel
Uses: anti-swelling, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving aescin gel
Uses: for colds
|9||Cough Remedies(Hernal mix)||
Brand: Guava syrup, Ivaryspan syrup, Sekem Herbal Tea
Uses: for cough
Uses: wound cleaning
Brand: Ex. Rani
Uses: heart burn, gastric disturbance
|12||Hydoecortisone Cream||Uses: eczema and dermantitis, anti-inflammtory|
|13||Lozenges||Uses: sore throat|
Uses: for wounds
- Please if someone has serious allergy please make sure that you have your epinephrine shots.
- Wash it with water to remove any dust that may be sticking to the area.
- Immediately after this, it is important to cleanse the area with an antiseptic liquid (Dettol) that can prevent microorganisms from causing the wound to get infected.
- Apply an antibacterial ointment to reduce the risk of infection (Betadine, Garamycin).
When you have a wound, there is often the possibility of a slight swelling, redness and pain in the area. Sometimes, you may develop a muscle spasm or sprain when you bend or stretch in an unnatural manner. In such cases too, there will be pain and inflammation. People who suffer from fever or a respiratory tract infection accompanied by cough and cold may also find they have a slight pain all over the body.Forall such situations, stock up on painkillers that are available over the counter (OTC) such as Paracetamol / Ibubrufen.
Applying a cream to the affected area will help you get better relief more quickly. (ex. Reparil Gel).
Please keep updating!