Makeover your medicine cab­i­net

Jane Wor­thing­ton has the prod­ucts to en­sure your medicine cab­i­net is fit for pur­pose when sick­ness strikes.

The Australian Women's Weekly - - Tried And Tested -

TUMMY TROU­BLES

Ibero­gast ($44.95 for 100ml from Priceline Phar­macy) can help re­lieve di­ges­tive symp­toms in­clud­ing pain, di­ar­rhoea and con­sti­pa­tion.

ALL SORTS

Leuko­plast tape (from $5.95 on eBay.com.au) is a must to cover blis­ters and to re­tract skin away from in­grown nails or for strap­ping sprained an­kles and plan­tar

NAU­SEA

“My­lanta ($10.50 for 500ml from Priceline Phar­macy) is good for stom­ach up­sets after a hang­over,” says Dr David Leaf, from My­health Baranga­roo Med­i­cal Cen­tre.

ITCHY MO­MENTS

Calamine lo­tion was used to soothe scratchy skin con­di­tions like chicken pox, but chemists now rec­om­mend EGO Pine­tar­sol So­lu­tion ($11.59 for 200ml from Priceline Phar­macy).

BITES AND BURNS

0.5% Hy­dro­cor­ti­sone cream (avail­able with­out pre­scrip­tion from $3.99 at ePhar­macy.com.au) is good for sun­burn, in­sect bites and itchy rashes. Use in short bursts for re­lief.

CUTS AND SCRAPES

Clean, then ap­ply an an­ti­sep­tic cream to the wound two to three times daily. (Crys­ta­derm, $11.49 for a 15g tube, from Chemist Ware­house.)

DE­HY­DRA­TION

Elec­trolytere­plen­ish­ing Hy­dr­a­lyte ($15.99 for 20 tablets from Priceline Phar­macy), comes in ef­fer­ves­cent tablets, readyto-drink bot­tles and ice­blocks, is suit­able for all ages and ideal for fluid loss.

TICK RE­MOVAL

Freeze, don’t squeeze. “We now rec­om­mend the use of prod­ucts like Wart-Off Freeze Spray ($29.89 from Priceline Phar­macy),” says Al­lergy Spe­cial­ist and Im­mu­nol­o­gist Dr Alex Lozyn­sky. “It pre­vents the tick in­ject­ing saliva.”

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