Minor – and sometimes more serious – injuries or accidents can happen anywhere, but particularly at home – for example, when chopping the veggies, doing the gardening or during DIY projects. Illnesses such as coughs, colds and tummy upsets can strike any time, too. Being prepared is therefore a good idea, so keep the following basic medical equipment at hand in your home – but out of the reach of children:

  • Anti-allergy medicines such as antihistamines

  • Anti-diarrhoea tablets

  • Painkillers and medication for fever and inflammation, (such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin

  • Plasters, bandages, gauze, tape, tweezers

  • Sunscreen

  • Thermometer