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Posted by Thomas Murphy on 7/20/2014

Is your medicine cabinet up to snuff? Every medicine cabinet should be stocked with a few essentials. You will want to have the right items at the ready in case of an emergency. Here is a checklist to make sure your family has a well-stocked medicine cabinet. In case of pain, headaches, and fevers: Aspirin Acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) Ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin) Thermometer For congestion, coughs and colds: Cough medicine Decongestant (such as Sudafed or Dristan) Throat lozenges Dosage spoon or cup, for measuring medication To treat allergies and itching: Antihistamine (such as Benadryl) Hydrocortisone cream (for persistent itching) Calamine lotion Eye drops For Digestive Issues: Antacids (in tablet or liquid form) Anti-diarrhea treatment Laxatives   To treat cuts, burns and other minor injuries requiring first aid: Gauze and bandages Medical tape Cotton balls and swabs Antibacterial ointment Antiseptic for wound cleaning (such as hydrogen peroxide) Aloe Vera gel Remember to place all medicines out of the reach of children, and always check with your pediatrician before administering medication.