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Self care

Self care is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. See here for a some self-care essentials.

A range of common illnesses and complaints, such as coughs, colds, sore throats and upset stomachs and aches and pains can be treated with a well stocked medicine cabinet and plenty of rest.

Some self-care essentials:

  • Paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medication
  • Re-hydration mixtures
  • Indigestion and heartburn remedies
  • A thermometer
  • Plasters

See a more detailed list of what should be in a medicine cabinet here. And, find out what items you should have in your first aid kit and learn how to use them here.

For details on how to get basic first aid training and first aid advice, click here.

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