Working thermometer with fresh batteries: Use digital rectal for children less than 6 months.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol): Do not give to infants less than 2 months without speaking to physician.
Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil): Do not give to infant less than 6 months without speaking to physician.
Antihistamine (Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec): For allergic reactions, hives, or itching.
Neosporin or other triple antibiotic OTC cream.
1% Hydrocortisone cream: Anti-inflammatory for skin lesions such as bug bites, eczema, or poison ivy.
Salt water/saline nose drops and Suction Bulb.
Cool mist vaporizer: Use for coughs, croup, and congestion.
Antifungal cream: Use for ringworm, athlete’s foot, or yeast diaper rash.
Mucinex: Use for runny, stuffy nose.
Pedialyte: For vomiting and/or diarrhea
An ice pack and ace wrap: For older children with injuries such as ankle sprains.
Medicine teaspoon/dropper with accurate measurements.
Gauze pads and bandages: For wounds
Betadine: For cleaning wounds.