6 Important Items for Your Medicine Cabinet

Share:

6 Important Items for Your Medicine Cabinet

Staff Writer · Feb 22, 2010

Having the right supplies in your medicine cabinet is important. It will ensure the health and happiness of you or a loved one in an emergency. If you’re wondering what to stock in your bathroom, here are some tips on what to put in your medicine cabinet.

1 – Pain Relievers

Things like ibuprofen, Tylenol and others would be good to keep for relieving pain. If you have children, acetaminophen is a good alternative pain reliever to keep on hand, available in chewable tablets. They’re good for children that are under 12 years of age and over babyhood. It’s called a medicine cabinet for a reason. Store any prescription medicines you have in the medicine cabinet as well.

2 – Oral Hygiene

The medicine cabinet is a great place to store your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash. You’ll have it handy for when you go through your morning routine.

3 – Antiseptics

Some antiseptics like hydrogen peroxide are good to keep in your medicine cabinet, as it cleanses scratches and cuts. Anti-bacterial ointments or creams are a good alternative to hydrogen peroxide.

4 – Thermometers

For children, you’ll want a rectal or oral digital thermometer in your medicine cabinet. Rectal thermometers are made to determine an exact temperature. Oral digital thermometers are made to be very quick. This could be very useful for children who don’t appreciate having their temperature taken.

5 – First-Aid Kit Supplies

First-aid kits are a very convenient way to stow away supplies. They are also very light. You can carry them on camping trips or whatever you may want them for. Some items you will usually find in a first-aid kit include:

  • Examination gloves
  • Triangular bandage
  • Lip ointment packets
  • Antibacterial ointment packets
  • Sterile gauze dressings
  • Arm splints
  • Thermal blankets
  • Tweezers

Adhesive bandages and scissors are also important to have on hand, as well as elastic bandages. First-aid kits are found in many stores or you can purchase them online. If they are in stock at your local store, they would be in the sporting goods section, or even in the pharmacy area.

6 – Other

Based on your family’s needs, you might want to add the following to your medicine cabinet. Rubbing alcohol and absorbent cotton make another good disinfectant for small injuries. Other things like antacids, bee sting kits, eye drops, anti-fungal cream and cold medications will be important to keep in your medicine cabinet.

These are just a few things you will want to have on hand in your medicine cabinet. The medicine cabinet is also a traditional place for storing beauty supplies, such as lipstick, mascara and other makeup, combs and brushes, a curling iron and nail clippers. You may be limited on what you can stock in yours, based on its size, shape and depth. Make a list of what you use on a regular basis in the bathroom, and store the things that you’re most likely to need for health and safety or personal grooming.

You might also like:

Renting an apartment involves more than just signing a lease and paying rent. It’s also about establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with your landlord or property manager. Here are some key points to consider: Effective Communication: Building a good rapport with your community management starts with clear and open communication. Establishing a positive relationship […]

Jessica Lee

 · Jun 26, 2024

|
image

On ApartmentRatings, real renters have the ability to rate and review their apartment communities based on their experience touring and or living in the communities. ApartmentRatings offers renters the ability to see what life is like at a community through a report card grade style format called epIQ. Every month we highlight apartment communities whose […]

Jessica Lee

 · Jun 26, 2024

|
image

As the summer heat intensifies, it’s crucial for apartment residents to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety and comfort. Here are some essential tips to help you stay cool and safe during the hot summer months. 1. Keep Your Apartment Cool 2. Stay Hydrated and Sun Protected 3. Protect Against Heat-Related Illnesses 4. Prepare […]

Jessica Lee

 · May 30, 2024

|
image