Thursday, January 7, 2010

7 January Mission - Day 6

Now is the season for colds, flu, norovirus and such - at least here in the northern hemisphere.

If you are feeling ill, the last thing you're going to want to do is go to the pharmacy to get something to help you. So having a small supply of medicines - and of course a First Aid kit - is essential. Hopefully, these items aren't going to get used all that often, so they may very well expire before you get to use them.

Today's challenge is to clear out your medicine cabinet and first aid box, getting rid of anything that's expired, or looks dodgy (damaged packaging etc.)

Don't forget to check in your kitchen, bedside cabinet or handbag for anything you might have stashed there, too. Don't forget any vitamin tablets or supplements you take. Vitamin C can go off, and Evening Primrose Oil or Cod Liver Oil can go rancid...

This article explains the importance of checking your medicine cabinet regularly, and NHS 24 have a list of the things you should keep in stock.

Don't put any medications in the bin, however - check with your pharmacy in case there are special rules for disposal, or drop in the bag if you are passing.

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