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10 OTC For Emergencies and First Aid

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Over-the-counter refers to the medications available to you without the doctor’s prescription and can be bought without hesitation. These medications are beneficial in curing common illnesses and disorders that may occur regularly. You might want to keep these in stock as cuts and wounds, common cold and body pain, as common as they come, may still disrupt some of your days.

To prevent/cure any of your illnesses, make sure you have a bunch of these medications on hand. It is also advisable to get these online from any Canadian pharmacy at a low price and home-delivered.

  1. Pain relief: pain relief is a must as a temporary guard against hurt till you get a doctor’s opinion. Make sure you stock up on pain relief medication for unforeseen circumstances.
    1. Tylenol: Acetaminophen is best for people with low tolerance. It effectively treats headaches and fever along with typical aches and pain except for inflammation. It has fewer side effects, no stomach issues and is also safe for children.
    2. Ibuprofen: not suggested for children under 6months. Ibuprofen is the active element in most painkillers and is generally used when Acetaminophen does not work. It treats headache, dental pain, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, arthritis and also aids in reducing fever, minor aches. It is advisable for musculoskeletal injuries kike swollen and sprained joints. Try Advil or Motrin.
  2. Fever Medicine: rising temperature is one of the symptoms that the body displays to make us realize that it is in fighting mode, trying to kill off the bacteria and infection virus that has a hard time surviving in the high temperature.

You can treat the minor and significant fever with Tylenol and ibuprofen. But aspirin and naproxen are equally effective in treating high temperatures.

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