Home pharmacy

It is good to have a small home pharmacy if you need to take care of a wound or other ailments. Keep in mind that medicines do not last forever. Therefore, do not buy unnecessarily large quantities, and keep track of the best-before date. Remember that medicine must always be stored out-of-reach of children.

Pain, fever and cold

  • Over-the-counter medicines, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. (It may be a good idea to have these medicines in liquid form or suppositories if you have children).
  • Fever thermometer
  • Nasal spray or nasal drops


  • Bandage
  • Compresses
  • Tape for attaching compresses
  • Wound tape to seal small open wounds
  • Elastic bandage to wrap sprains, for example

Insect bites and sunburn

  • Cooling balm
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Numbing cream

Ticks and stings

  • Tweezers


  • Fluid replacement

The information comes from the Medical Products Agency and 1177.se.