In case of emergency you have a painkiller, a cooling compress or bandages on hand: A well-stocked medicine chest can serve you well. But what does everything belong in the medicine chest? When setting up a medicine cabinet, you should pay attention to the following points: Place your medicine cabinet in a light-protected, cool and dry place. The best is the bedroom. Secure your medicine chest from access by children. Keep all medications in their original packaging including the leaflet. This helps to avoid confusion. Store a cooling compress in the freezer compartment. This helps if you sprain your foot or hand.
For eye drops, note the date of first collection. Used drops should be disposed of after six weeks. Exception: eye drops in single doses.
Pay attention to the expiry date: Medicines with an expired expiry date should not be used anymore. Check your pharmacy once a year. Determine if the supplement is complete or medication is expired, and change it if necessary.
Our recommendation for a well-stocked medicine cabinet:
|flu Remedies||Elastic bandage|
|Burn and wound gel||Dreieckstuch|
|Ointment against sprains||tweezers|
|Remedy for diarrhea||Bandage parcel|
|Ointment against insect bites||1 plaster roll|
|Remedy for indigestion||gauze|
|Wound and healing ointment||Leather Fingerling|
|Cardiovascular agents||Cooling compress - put in the fridge|
|Individual drug||bandage scissors|
|First aid instructions||emergency address|
A few extra tips
- Some medicines must, for. B. Store cool - pay attention to the storage regulations of the manufacturer.
- If you sprain your hand or foot, store a cooling compress in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator.
- The medicine chest must take into account the specifics of the family. For example, a household with children will need different medicines and dressings than a one-person household.
- Of course, the emergency numbers should not be missing. If an emergency situation really arises, you should know what to do and where to get help.
The most important emergency numbers at a glance
|Police + accident||110|
|On-call service of pharmacies||0800 / 228 228 0|
|Central call for poisoning in children||030 / 1 92 40|
|Telephone counseling (ev.)||0800 / 1 11 01 11|
|Telephone pastoral (cath.)||0800 / 1 11 02 22|
|Children and youth telephone||0800 / 1 11 03 33|