What Should A Family Medicine Cabinet Be Equipped With For Tet?

What Should A Family Medicine Cabinet Be Equipped With For Tet?

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1. Necessary medical supplies for the family medicine cabinet for Tet

In cases of unusual health symptoms, you need to use a few medical supplies to accurately determine the patient's problem. Thanks to that, you can perform a few simple first aid steps for the patient to reduce unnecessary risks. So what medical supplies should a family medicine cabinet have for Tet?

1.1 Cotton, gauze bandages, medical glue

Cotton, gauze bandages, medical glue are one of the most basic medical items that any family also need to be equipped. Because in cases of skin scratches or bleeding, it is necessary to use them for first aid for wounds. Normally, with skin wounds, you need to use medical solution to disinfect, sterilize and cover the wound with gauze. 

1.2. Temperature measuring pair

One of the indispensable medical tools in the family medicine cabinet is a temperature measuring pair. When you notice that someone in your home has symptoms of fever, you should use a pair of thermometers to accurately diagnose body temperature. Monitoring the temperature of sick people is essential because high fever cases can lead to seizures if not detected early and medication administered promptly, especially in young children. Medical thermocouples include two types: electronic thermocouples and mercury thermocouples.

1.3. Hot and cold compresses

Hot and cold compresses should always be available in the family medicine cabinet for Tet because they are effective in relieving patients with fever, swelling or pain. For hot packs, you can use them for shoulder pain, muscle pain, stomach pain, nerve pain, back pain, etc. For cold packs, you can use them to apply to the patient. when there are symptoms of high fever.

1.4. Blood pressure monitor

Blood pressure monitor is used to determine the frequency of blood pressure and heart rate of the body, so you can easily monitor and control these indicators. In particular, families with people with blood pressure, heart-related diseases or elderly people need to have this medical tool available to prevent emergencies.

2. Medicines to prepare in the family medicine cabinet

During Tet, in addition to preparing medical equipment, families should equip a few basic medicines as backup for necessary cases. So what medicines should the family medicine cabinet have for Tet? To help you enjoy spring and celebrate Tet while still ensuring your health, here are some specific shares from the doctor: 

2.1. Medicines to treat digestive disorders

Eating unscientifically, consuming too many foods that are too rich in fat and protein but lacking in fiber and minerals can cause you to experience constipation. In addition, many restaurants take advantage of Tet to do business but do not care about food quality, use old goods, contain a lot of preservatives,... easily causing digestive disorders. Normally, patients with this condition will have symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, indigestion, etc., needing to be treated with medicine to relieve the bowels.
Vomiting and diarrhea often cause the body to lose a lot of water, so you need to prepare a rehydration solution in your family medicine cabinet. For constipation, you need to prepare a Glycerin pump (used by injecting it into the anus) to soften the stool, lubricate it, and make it easier to defecate. For families with babies, they need to be equipped with probiotics to stabilize the intestinal flora and effectively treat digestive disorders. 

2.2. Flu and fever-reducing medicine

Fever -reducing medicine is one of the indispensable medicines in the family medicine cabinet, especially families with young children. However, parents should carefully learn the ingredients and indications of each medicine to use it safely for their children. Currently, the most widely used fever-reducing drug is Paracetamol. With a variety of uses, parents can easily choose the most suitable medicine for their children. Specifically, the medicine comes in forms such as pills, powder packets and rectal tablets.

2.3. Physiological saline, antiseptic

Physiological saline can be used for many cases such as cleaning the nose and eyes when exposed to a lot of dust. In addition, using physiological saline to rinse your mouth every day also helps maintain oral hygiene. In cases of skin abrasions or open wounds, you should use antiseptic medicine or physiological saline to clean the wound before applying medicine and bandaging. Some commonly used antiseptic solutions include 70-degree Ethanol alcohol, Hydrogen peroxide,...

2.4. Salonpas Patch

Salonpas Patch is used to relieve pain in damaged muscle and bone areas, such as sprains, shoulder and neck pain, back pain, arthritis, bruises, etc. In addition, this patch is also used for headaches in the temple area.