Have these supplies on hand to treat minor ailments and to save yourself a late-night dash to the drugstore. Keep separate medications for each symptom so you don’t inadvertently double-dose your child on any active ingredients and always use Infant and Children-Strength formulas and follow directions. Always consult your pediatrician before giving your child any medication.
For Pain, Headaches, and Fevers
Ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin)
For Congestion, Colds, and Coughs
Saline Nose Drops
Decongestant (Sudafed or Dristan)
For Allergies and Itching
For Digestive Issues
Antacids (in tablet or liquid form)
For Cuts and Burns
Gauze, bandages, and medical tape
Antiseptic (hydrogen peroxide)
Antibiotic ointment for preventing infections from wounds
Aloe vera gel
Having the right supplies and over-the-counter medicines on hand for fevers or scrapes is a good health measure. But you should also make sure you regularly check the expiration dates of any drugs and supplies you use to make sure they’re still safe to use.