Parents (and children) are frankly fed up of being stuck indoors all year long thanks to COVID and are slowly heading out to nearby getaways and short travels while taking the right precautions. If you are on the lookout for such options, we have tons on our website- we will leave the links below, so you can plan it right.
So in addition to the usual sanitiser, shield, face masks and hand gloves that have become a part and parcel in our homes, we have also compiled a list of the essential medicines you need to pack while on the go.
With kids in the house, you never know when any minor mishap or illness will require you to spring into action. While home remedies are useful in some cases, having a well stocked medicine cabinet with all the essentials is extremely important. There are a couple of things you should keep in mind –
- Always check expiry dates on the medicines.
- Make sure that the medicines are kept out of the reach of children.
- Remove any remaining antibiotic suspensions. These can’t be reused.
- Put your medicines as per groups so that it’s easier to find what you’re looking for when you’re in a hurry – cold/cough, stomach, pain relievers etc.
We asked parents to recommend what are the absolute essential medicines one should have in the house & in their travel medicine box. We got an extremely comprehensive list & one that moms at KSP swear by too!
Scroll down to find out what are the essential medicines in our medicine cabinet and bookmark this list.
For Fever & Pain
Sumo L DS Suspension
Sumo L DS Suspension is used for conditions like fever, a headache, joint pain, muscle pain or dental pain. Sumo L DS Suspension is an analgesic (pain reliever) and anti-pyretic (fever reducer).
Calpol Paediatric Drops
Calpol Paediatric Drops is used for pain relief and fever. This medicine is not usually given to babies under 3 months old.
Ibugesic Plus Oral Suspension relieves pain in conditions like fever, headache, mild migraine, muscle pain & dental pain.
Tylenol is a fever medicine & contains Acetaminophen.
Stomach Ache & Acid Reflux
Digene can be given for acidity, gas and uneasiness.
Cyclopam Drops is used in the treatment of abdominal pain. This medication must not be used in children younger than 6 months old.
Enterogermina Oral Suspension
Enterogermina Oral Suspension is an anti-microbial agent for the intestine & can be used for Diarrhoea, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease or other stomach related conditions.
Cold & Allergies
Solvin Cold Syrup
Solvin Cold Syrup is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms.
Nasoclear Nasal Spray
Nasoclear Nasal Spray is a safe solution for dry stuffy noses of your little ones. This helps relieve stuffiness and makes breathing easier. It can be used for babies (0-2 years).
Relent Plus Syrup
Relent Plus Syrup is used for the treatment of a wet cough – a cough that produces mucus or phlegm. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.
Benadryl DR Kids
This medicine is for dry cough and sore throat relief in kids. Not to be used for children of age under 2 years without medical advice.
Maxtra Syrup is used in the treatment of common cold symptoms. It relieves symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching of the nose or throat.
Nausea & Vomiting
Emeset Syrup is used in the treatment and prevention of nausea and vomiting. Avoid giving to children who are younger than 4 years.
Domstal 1 MG Suspension is used to prevent vomiting and nausea.
Digital Ear Thermometer
These thermometers use an infrared ray to measure the temperature inside the ear canal. Use only for children after six months of age.
BAND-AID are essential for all those cuts and scrapes.
A stuffy nose can make it difficult for your baby to breathe. A bulb syringe (or suction bulb) is a small rubber object with a long tip at the end of a bulb which helps clear your little one’s nose.
Cotton is essential to have for cleaning and dressing wounds in conjunction with antiseptic liquids.
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