Top 5 Essentials for Your Medicine Cabinet this Winter

A well-stocked medicine cabinet can prepare you for a whole swath of aches, injuries, and miserable symptoms. Wherever you keep your medical stash, it's good to make sure you've got all the self-medication essentials on hand. Here are 5 top items to consider keeping in your medicine cabinet to treat common winter ailments and illnesses.

Medicines for the common cold

Paracetamol and ibuprofen are effective in relieving most minor aches and pains such as headaches period pain, inflammation in arthritis, and sprains. If you have small children – you should keep a thermometer and children's paracetamol handy, and take them with you if you take frequent trips or breaks. Overindulging during the festive period can bring stomach aches, heartburn, or trapped wind. Antacids (in chewable tablets, or tablets that dissolve in water, or in liquid form) can provide some relief. Make sure to stock up on some decongestants and cough drops for cold or flu symptoms.


Supplements/medicines for dry skin

Make sure to keep the below supplements and medical aids on hand to alleviate your winter skin dryness and help you enjoy all the winter season has to offer with less discomfort.

  • Supplements: Vitamin A, D & E, carotenoids, probiotics, fish oil, GLA, and Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids.
  • For itchy skin or allergic reactions, calamine lotion, an antihistamine cream or spray, or hydrocortisone
  • Keep some skin hydrating creams and oils on hand.


Vitamins & nutritional supplements

It is important to eat a well-balanced diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, such as protein, fiber, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. But if you are unable to meet your daily nutritional needs, or have a deficiency, you must consult a nutritionist first. Make sure to incorporate vitamin and nutritional supplements, such as Vitamin, A, B, C, D & E, zinc, iron, and folic acid supplements to boost up your first line of defense against germs.


Joint/bone supplements for aches, pains, and sprains

Joint pain can occur anytime throughout the year but can feel worse and harder to cope with during the winter months. Al Nahdi Pharmacy offers over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) can provide some relief. Bone and joint strengtheners, calcium supplements for growing kids and older members of the family.


Detox bath supplies

Toxic chemical exposure can hamper your health. A home detoxification regimen at the end of a long cold day is important to draw out toxins from the skin & body. Detoxifying helps prime your immunity, cleanse your system, improve sleep and concentration, ease muscle tension, and increase nerve function. Simply incorporate a few ingredients, such as baking soda, sea salt, Epsom salt, Himalayan salt, Apple Cider Vinegar, to create a powerful home detoxification therapy that will refresh and rejuvenate you.


Make sure to check out Al Nahdi Pharmacy online for a range of generic, self-medication, and non-prescription medicines.

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