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More of your health care takes place in your home than anywhere else. Having the right tools, medicines, supplies, and information on hand is important for your self-care.
Most of the items below don't cost a lot. They are easy to use and can be bought at most pharmacies and grocery stores.
These are helpful first-aid supplies:
These are helpful self-care tools to have on hand:
If you have children younger than age 6, consider adding:
Some of the over-the-counter medicines you may want to have on hand include antibiotic cream or ointment for minor cuts and scratches and acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain or fever relief. Be sure to store all medicines out of the reach of children.
Current as of: December 13, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
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