Self-Medication for the Cold and Flu Seasons

The winter season is upon us and that is when the colds and flu attack the body. This is the time of the year when all types of medicines, tablets and remedies are used.

Colds and flu normally start with the symptoms of an aching body and a sore throat. There is nothing worse than a body aching and a nose that’s blocked. That is why stocking up on all the correct self-medication products is a good thing. Not everybody can afford to go to expensive doctors all the time. Therefore, buying self-medication for home use is sometimes the best.

For babies you will find that there is a mild ointment option for flu that’s not so harsh on their tiny little bodies. There are a range of ointments such as Vicks Vapo Rub, Puma Bum, Woods and Lennons. Some of these ointment brands also have a range of cough syrups available; some are sugar free and alcohol free which are specially made for babies as they are more sensitive to medication. Panado can be used for pain and fever, and it is available in a tablet or syrup form. Scotts is also a good product to stock up on as it does not only help kids with their nagging coughs but also helps them to grow. Baby’s Own tablets is also recommended for sick babies and helps them with their teething as well.

There are ointments that are specially made for adults also. Aching backs and headaches can be relieved by taking Compral, Panado, Grandpa or Doan backache pills. These tablets can be found in small packets of two each or tubs that hold up to fifty tablets and some are available in a powder form. There is also a One Day Flu Cure pack available that most people use to put an end to colds and flu symptoms quicker. Stock up and display these items well so that customers are able to find them easily.

Vicks Vapo Rub, ICC Menthol Camphor, Woods ointment and Zam Buk can be used to rub on aching bodies and can relieve the pain faster. Stocking up on Benelyn For Flu, Vicks Triple Action, Lennon’s Cough Mixture, Puma Bum for cough and Borstol can offer good relief of bad coughs and flu. These syrups are available in both small and large bottles. These self-medication retail products are also available in sugar free and alcohol free versions for both adults and children. Be sure to get enough stock from your general wholesaler. Remember to also consider medication for the customer who is diabetic or on a diet.

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