Mild illness and mild pain or soreness is common.
It may be helpful to keep some medicines at home when you cannot go to the pharmacy.
Carefully read the label and follow the instructions and keep the medicine out of reach of children.
Your pharmacist is a good person and can give you
more information about over-the-counter medications that do not
require a prescription. If your symptoms worsen or go away, see a doctor.
Paracetamol relieves pain. It can also reduce high temperatures (fever).
It is available in tablet form for adults and older children and liquid for infants and children.
You can also get dissolved pills and oral pills..
Paracetamol may be the most important medicine if you have young children. home medication.
Paracetamol is safe under normal diet, but can be harmful if taken in large doses.
Therefore, it is very important for those taking paracetamol to check the correct dose.
Be careful not to exceed the maximum amount recommended on the package.
Inflammatory and analgesic drugs
These are painkillers and can also reduce inflammation.
Most require a prescription, but you can buy ibuprofen from pharmacies and supermarkets.
It helps with muscle aches and sprains,
and can be used to relieve menstrual cramps.
Like paracetamol, ibuprofen can reduce fever.
Also available in Ibuprofen tablet, soluble tablet, mouthwash, and liquid form.
There are many brands of ibuprofen. The recommended dose varies with age.
Some people should not use anti-inflammatory drugs.For example,
if you have or have had a stomach or duodenal ulcer.
If possible, these painkillers should be taken
with food because they can cause irritation
if taken on an empty stomach. If you experience stomach pain or
heartburn after taking ibuprofen tablets, you should stop taking it.
They may interact with certain prescription drugs,
so if you are not sure whether you should take them, please consult your pharmacist.
Ibuprofen and some other anti-inflammatory drugs are also available in gel or foam form.
They can rub directly on the painful area. If you have rheumatoid arthritis
or degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis), they will be used for painful joints.
They also can be use for sprains and muscle injuries
These herbs can relieve fever and other allergy symptoms.
For example, hives, itching, sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose.
They can be used to reduce the pain and swelling caused by wasp or bee stings.
Some antihistamines can cause drowsiness – for example, chlorpheniramine (peritone®).
Taking them before bed may help, especially for itchy symptoms such as eczema or chicken pox.
There are several types that can reduce sleep and are more suitable
for taking during the day such as loratadine and cetirizine.
Antihistamines are also available as a cream and can be applied to stings and bites.
They help relieve indigestion and heartburn
There are many types of antacids – for example, sodium bicarbonate,
magnesium trisilicate, aluminum or magnesium hydroxide.
They work by neutralizing stomach acid.
You can also buy more effective drugs to reduce stomach acid, such as ranitidine and esomeprazole.