There are all kinds of accidents and injuries that can incur in the family home. Here are the top medical supplies that you should make sure you have.


Antibiotic Ointment

When someone gets a cut or burn, it’s important to react quickly and clean the injury. The best way to do this is to use an antibiotic ointment. When applied to the injury, the ointment will help to cleanse it and stop any kind of infection taking hold. But it works best when the injury is first cleansed with water before the antibiotic ointment is applied. It’s an important item, so make sure you have it in your home.

Anti-Nausea Medication

There are lots of reasons why someone in your home might start to feel sick. So, when they do, it’s important to stop it as quickly as possible. One of the most common types of sickness is motion sickness. This occurs when traveling by car, boat or, sometimes, by plane. This is why it’s important to have motion sickness tablets in the home ready for those long journeys. This is especially important for families with children.


Of all the medical supplies you’ll need, the thermometer is one of the most important things. This allows you to take the temperature of someone when they become ill. If their temperature is particularly high, this is a sign that something is wrong. You can then decide whether to take them to seek more medical attention if that’s what they need. But if you don’t have a thermometer, you won’t know how serious the problem is.


Bandages are essential. They are used to cover up wounds and cuts that are too serious to simply use a small plaster. You can buy lots of different types of bandages. I’d recommend buying adhesive bandages of varying sizes. Elastic bandages can also be useful; these are usually used for wrapping knee, elbow, wrist and ankle injuries. You’ll also need a small pair of scissors and some tape to hold bandages in place.

Ice Packs

When you have small children who are running around the house all the time, bumps and bruises inevitably happen. There’s no way of avoiding these incidents. But you can limit the pain and calm them down quickly when an accident happens if you have some ice packs ready to use. These are kept in the freezer, and when they’re used on an injury, they help to stop inflammation and swelling. They’re very cheap to buy, so make sure you have some in the house.

Pain and Fever Medication

Painkillers are something that every home needs. You do need to be careful about which medications you use though. This is important when thinking about people under the age of 18. Aspirin should not be given to people who are under 18 because it is linked to other health conditions. Medications that can get fevers under control are very useful, as are allergy relief medications. So, make sure you have all these things in your home.