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Riverbank Medical Centre

Dodsley Lane, Midhurst, W Sussex, GU29 9AW

Tel:01730 812121      Fax:01730 811400       e: cwsccg.riverbankmc@nhs.net

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The Family Medicine Chest

Here is a list of useful medicines and dressings and a description of their uses. Keep them in a box or cupboard with a lock, or store them well out of the reach of children:


Paracetamol syrups: for relief of pain or fever in young children

Soluble Aspirin: for adults and children over 12 years

Cough Linctus: for dry or painful coughs, but not caused by cold

Menthol Crystals: add to hot water to make steam inhalations for treating catarrh and dry / painful coughs

Antiseptic Cream: for treating septic spots and sores

Calamine lotion: for dabbing on insect bites, stings & sunburn

Non-adhesive dressings, plasters & 3" crepe bandages

Cotton wool or antiseptic wipes: for cleaning cuts and grazes

Theromometer / fever scan (forehead thermometer)

A good up-to-date first aid book



Do not give aspirin to any child under the age of 12 years