For a speedy recovery, self care is the best option when you have a minor illness or injury.

A well-stocked medicine cabinet means you'll receive the right treatment immediately.

A basic first-aid kit should include:

  • Plasters of assorted sizes
  • Sterile non-adhesive eye dressings and other dressings of assorted sizes
  • Non-absorbent cotton wool
  • Triangular bandage
  • Safety pins
  • Thermometer (preferably the forehead type for children)
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Antiseptic cream and liquid
  • Adhesive tape
  • Support bandages
  • Disposable gloves

You can find out more about illnesses, health related services and what to keep in your medicine cabinet by visiting NHS Inform.