The Medicine Cabinet

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I’ve been trying to work through our storage room, linen closet, etc. in an effort to inventory what we have/ don’t have. ‘Thought I’d pass along this list of some valuable items to have on hand in case of an emergency. I found a little self-contained $10 Johnson-and-Johnson emergency kit at Wal-Mart that I’m keeping in the trunk of the car. Here are some things to stock up in the medicine cabinet:

The conventional list:

* two pairs of sterile gloves

* sterile dressings to stop bleeding

* cleansing agent/ soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect

* antibiotic ointment to prevent infection

* burn ointment to prevent infection

* adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes

* eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as a general decontaminant

* thermometer: non-glass and non-mercury

* prescription medications

* prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies

* scissors

* tweezers

* aspirin and/or non-aspirin pain reliever

Other things to have handy:

* chlorine bleach

* vinegar

* salt

* essential oils

* zinc-gluconate lozenges

* fresh garlic

* mouthwash

* elderberry extract

* ginsana

* paper masks