Certainly we’ve all awakened to an upset stomach or fever in the middle of the night, and it’s frustrating to find that the medicine cabinet does not contain items that could relieve your symptoms so you can get back to sleep.
Products that address heart burn, cold, flu, or allergy symptoms and pain relievers are a welcome sight when you’re not feeling well. No one wants to run out late at night and in fact, no one wants to run out at any time of the day when not feeling well to purchase over-the-counter medication. You just want it to magically appear so you can get help quickly.
My suggestion…make sure you have a well stocked medicine cabinet…just in case. Don’t forget to include a thermometer, band-aids and eye drops. Include at a minimum, the following items:
- pain relievers like Tylenol and Aleve
- anti-diarrhea medication like Imodium
- cold and flu tablets
- allergy medication
- eye drops
- triple antibiotic ointment
- ice pack (or bag of frozen peas)
- ace bandage
With these few items, you’ll be well prepared until morning light or until you determine if you need to see a medical professional.
And while you’re preparing a medical kit you may want to make sure you have a couple of cans of chicken noodle soup, a box of jello, and a bottle of Gatorade or Sprite on hand. You know, just in case.