Childrens’ Acetaminophen for pain and fever.
Antibiotic Ointment for cuts and scrapes.
Childrens’ Decongestant or Cold Formula.
Pepto Bismol for possible food poisoning.
Soda pop for upset stomach, Lemon-lime or cola seems to work best. Use regular soda, not diet pop. For big bellyaches, a tablespoonful or two of Milk of Magnesia diluted in half a cup of lemon-lime soda may work wonders.
Calamine Lotion for rashes.
Diaper Rash Ointment.
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% for cleaning skin injuries, also may be diluted 50-50 with water and used as an antiseptic mouthwash.
Petroleum Jelly for dry skin; it can also reduce discomfort and peeling from sunburn if applied as soon as possible after exposure to the sun.
Saline nose drops to loosen nasal crusts.
Thermometer.
Sterile Gauze Pads to cover wounds.
Adhesive Tape.
Scissors to cut gauze and tape.
Band-Aids.
Tweezers and needles to remove splinters.
Penlight to examine small areas.
Q-Tips.
Eyewash and Eyecup.
Elastic (Ace) Bandage to hold ice bag.
Ice Bag for sprains.
Hot Water Bottle for earaches.
Cold mist humidifier for nasal congestion and sore throat. Hot water humidifiers are unsafe near children.
Nasal syringe to clean the nose of an infant.
Families living 30 minutes or more away from the nearest hospital emergency room should consider keeping a bottle of Syrup of Ipecac to induce vomiting in case of poisoning. Always call a doctor or a Poison Center for advice before giving Ipecac!

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