You know that no matter how much you try to avoid illnesses like the common cold or even the flu, the likelihood of getting something is very high, especially for those people who are more susceptible to catching these germs and then spreading them to the rest of the family. If you prepare for this time of year then you will be ready and not rushing to your local pharmacy when you are already suffering. By preparing your medical supplies in advance, it can save you time, stress, and able to deal with the problem as soon as it hits.
Be Prepared For Illnesses
There is nothing wrong with being prepared, and if that means spending ten minutes now going through your medical cabinet and writing a list of the items you need, might save you hours of feeling poorly, waiting for a chemist or shop to open to relieve the symptoms.
While we are discussing the medicine cabinet, make sure that yours isn’t stored in the bathroom. This is not the recommended place for medication, the high moisture and temperature fluctuations isn’t good for the medication, and effectively destroy its potential to help the condition.
I store my medication in a high cupboard in the kitchen, I know that there are no temperature variations as in the bathroom; it isn’t near the oven or the fridge.
Sort out your medication, anything that is out of date, return it to a pharmacy so that proper disposal of this medication occurs.
Other Supplies You Might Need
There are other supplies that you might need to fight winter illnesses; these include some handkerchiefs. I have used the paper versions for years, but I am now questioning if this is the right solution. Throw them away immediately so the germs aren’t just sitting in the house and spreading and growing, but they are in the bin, this rubbish goes off to the local landfill site and then what? Do these germs die or do they grow, spread and multiply?
This is certainly something I don’t know the answer to and it is starting to creep me out thinking about it!
I also consider the dust particles that fly out of the box every time you remove one. It adds to the dust build up in my home, eliminating this could have some good benefits for my housework. However, it might also add to the allergies that some members of my family suffer from with the added dust; I wonder if their symptoms are worse because of the extra dust particles.
The other option is to convert back to cotton handkerchiefs, I am sure that in the long run these could be more environmentally beneficial, but also, washing removes the germs, killing and destroyed them rather than letting them grow.
They will be kinder to my skin too, rather than using the paper tissues that have become so popular in recent years.
Therefore, being prepared and ready for the potential of the winter illnesses that we all know are around, is going to prevent you from suffering and start treating the illnesses, before they get too bad. It is about making sure that you are ready for the expected and taking action before it happens can make the task a lot easier than rummaging through your medicines looking for an item only to discover that you have run out.
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What items do you get in ready for the winter illnesses?