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Self care

Many everyday illnesses and injuries such as minor burns, flu, diarrhoea and vomiting, cuts and grazes, sprains and minor infections can be best treated at home.

Make sure you are equipped to look after yourself and your family with a few supplies, as well as keeping some over-the-counter medicines for common coughs and colds, but remember to keep them in a safe place and well out of the reach of children.

Keep your basic first aid kit well stocked:

  • Bandages
  • Plasters
  • Thermometer
  • Antiseptic
  • Tweezers
  • Eyewash solution
  • Sterile dressings
  • Medical tape

Medicines should be checked regularly to make sure they are within their use-by dates.

Self care