Last year H went back to school to catch a cold. It was a stinker: there were rivers, if not torrents, of snot. In fact, I think he might have caught it from his teacher as she had it too. H soldiered on through it, but he really struggled with the pressure in those first few weeks of the new school year when kids are being tested most days to see which groups to put them in or to benchmark progress for the year. Not a good time to be ill at all, but oh so likely the minute you put all those children back in a confined space after a summer outdoors.
So when Chemist.co.uk got in touch and suggested that they would put together a Back To School First Aid Kit for our family based on my suggestions of what would be useful, I was keen to give it a go. The last thing you want to be doing if you or your child is ill is going out to the shops to get medicine. So I always like to keep a few things in. September though could easily catch me out as I usually haven’t stocked up on remedies until the autumn. So it was handy to be able to get some products in by shopping online and they arrived really quickly too.
What are my choices then?
- Nurofen Plus for those first few days of a bad cold or flu when everything aches. It contains Ibuprofen and Codeine for fast acting relief from general and muscular pains.
- Calpol for H to help him through. This one contains Ibuprofen and can help ease cold and flu symptoms.
- Sometimes you feel all blocked up with a cold, so I’ve picked out Contac Non Drowsy to help relieve that sinus pain.
- If I’m ill I find a little pampering in the shape of a nice warm bath is just the thing. I’ve selected Epsom Salts to relieve aching muscles and to flush out any toxins.
What would you pick out for your Back to School First Aid Kit?