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How To Make Over Your Medicine Cabinet

Now that the kids are older, do you really think it’s necessary to have that teething gel in your medicine cabinet? How about those old prescription pills? The key to good home healthcare is focusing on what you really need and tossing what you really don’t. As your family grows and changes, your medicine cabinet should stay up to date and ready for new challenges!

Whether you find yourself suffering from a headache, fighting off a cold or dealing with this year’s strain of the stomach bug, odds are the first place you are going to turn is your medicine cabinet. Here are some tips on what you really need in your medicine cabinet:

Probiotics: These beneficial vitamins may help prevent diarrhea caused by some antibiotics and keep your digestive system healthy. Antibiotic Ointment: The effective blend in antibiotic ointment kills bacteria and helps ensure that minor cuts and scrapes remain free from infection. Vitamin C: Doctors recommend that everyone take 1,000 mg of this vitamin twice a day to reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms. Acetaminophen: Many doctors are considering this the safest of the fever reducers and pain relievers. It is highly effective and has a low risk of gastrointestinal upset. Antihistamine: Having allergy medicine on hand can help you battle those fall and spring flare-ups. Digestive Enzymes: By aiding food breakdown, these little pills can relieve occasional bloating and gas and keep you comfortable. Calamine Lotion: The classic treatment contains zinc oxide, which quells the itch from bites and rashes caused by insects, spiders, and – of course – poison ivy, oak and sumac. Botanical Pain-Relief Gel: These homeopathic gels include natural anti-inflammatory ingredients that can help relieve bruising and stiffness.

What should be in your medicine cabinet? Mountainside Medical carries a wide variety of products to always have a well-stocked, home health conscious medicine cabinet. Check out our OTC products section today!

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