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Things That Might Be Missing From Your Medicine Chest

by Ellen Lucas

The average medicine chest that you might have at your home probably contains bandages, an old bottle of peroxide, some tweezers, and maybe a few packs of gauze. Maybe you have some things left over from when you last brought supplies for a cut finger (several boxes of bandages, etc.). If you are someone who is looking to get their medicine chest in order and make sure that you don't leave it empty when the time comes to really need it, then you have come to the right place. This article will cover some of the more necessary things that you might not have thought of and which you will want to have on hand. So, let's take a look.

External Probiotics

If you have things like bug spray and suntan lotion in your medicine chest, you already are pretty well set. These are great at preventing tick bites (which is really important, because you don't want to deal with Lyme disease) as well as protecting you from skin cancer. However, you should also get another spray for external use and add it to the list. The type of spray you want is an external probiotics spray. This spray is great at helping prevent nasty bacteria from getting on your skin and making you sick. If you have a child, you really might want to look into an external probiotics spray for children. This can be helpful for kids who are going away to sleepaway camp and will be around lots of other kids who might be sick. The spray is a great protective agent against foreign germs.

Clotting Powder

If you have bandages, that's great. But you should also look to get something more serious. If you do happen to get a really bad cut you will need to take care of it quick before you head out to the hospital. This is where a clotting powder comes in handy. You can use this powder to quickly stop the serious bleeding and then wrap up your hand in gauze wrap and head off to the emergency room.

Antibiotic Ointment

You definitely want to have antibiotic ointment on hand. This will be used to help keep infection at bay. Anytime you get a cut you should be applying an ointment that is sold with antibiotic properties. These ointments can be applied to cuts before you bandage them so that they don't get infected.