Chances are you have a pantry or closet stocked with health and medical items like Band-Aids, vitamins, cold medicine and other miscellaneous supplies, but are you stocked up on good old home remedies?
Having these items on-hand is beneficial when you need them, but what if you were unable to replenish your supply due to an unexpected emergency or crisis?
Let’s discuss some emergency medical items and home remedies that should be a permanent part of your medicine cabinet.
Essential Emergency Medical Items
Having some basic medical supplies on-hand is a sure fire way to combat minor medical emergencies. Following are several critical items that you should always have as part of your medical supplies.
- It’s a good idea to stock bandages, gauze, needle and sterile thread, tweezers, scissors, scalpels, disposable gloves and several bottles of rubbing alcohol.
- Fresh distilled water is something that you should stock; this can be used for sterilization in an emergency situation, as well as for drinking.
- Making sure you have at least a 1-year supply of pain relievers (including aspirin and ibuprofen) as well as antibiotics, both topical and in pill form, will help fight off infection and aid in pain relief.
- Other basic supplies that should be kept on hand include: lighter (for sterilization purposes), rubber suction bulb, flashlight, sterile eye wash, emergency blankets, thermometer, aloe vera gel, gauze and medical tape.
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4 “Must Have” Home-Remedies
- Trace minerals are essential to your body’s health. Without trace minerals, your body is unable to absorb most vitamin supplements. Trace minerals have a long shelf life and can serve as a much-needed addition to your home-remedy stash.
- Colloidal silver is another beneficial addition to your supply of home-remedy items and can be used as an antibiotic for a number of infections.
- Several household items that you might already have in your fridge or pantry could prove to be valuable including: baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, molasses, salt (Sea and Epsom), honey and oatmeal are natural remedies for a number of ailments ranging from bee stings to pain relief.
- Food-grade essential oils are another form of holistic medicine that have steadily gained in popularity due to their organic approach to healthcare. These oils can be used to treat a wide range of conditions in children, adults and animals and should be kept on hand as part of your home remedy supply.
There are hundreds of emergency medical and home-remedy items that can be beneficial to your health in an emergency situation. With a little advanced preparation you can easily stock your medical supply cabinet with these items and prepare yourself for the unexpected.
An emergency situation is not the time to discover a depleted medical supply stash; plan ahead, purchase items regularly and stock your medicine cabinet with necessary things that will keep you healthy in times of crisis.
Check out our 7 Natural Toothache Remedies article for more great home remedies.