Holiday Checklist

The holidays are a time for rest and relaxation, no one wants to be distracted by unexpected illness so make sure you and your family are prepared for any eventuality these holidays by checking out our holiday essentials checklist. 

Pain Relief

Make sure you have a variety of pain relief available; ibuprofen, aspirin and paracetamol are all great to treat minor pains and headaches but make sure you have the formulation that works for you. Some pain relief medications are best avoided if you suffer from conditions such as asthma or stomach ulcers, so consult a pharmacist or other medical professional if you are unsure of which choice is right for you. If you have young kids in the family, make sure you have something on hand that is appropriate for their age group. If you are concerned about finding the right pain relief for you and your family talk to us instore, we are always happy to help. 

Antihistamines

For some, allergies are just another part of the New Zealand summer, but this doesn’t mean you have to suffer through. If you suffer from allergies consult with your pharmacist or other healthcare provider about which antihistamine is right for you. For many people tablets work well and are easily stored both in the house and on the go, but there is also a great range or nasal sprays, topical creams and eye drops for those who suffer from more than just an itchy nose. 

Oral Rehydration Salts

Whether you’ve caught a nasty stomach bug or just spent too much time out in the sun rehydration is an important part of recovery. Available in a range of flavours and forms such as popsicles, drinks and sachets there is an oral rehydration solution for everyone. 

Travel Sickness Remedies

Heading away on a long road-trip? If there are members of your family that suffer from motion sickness prevention is key! Look instore for a range of motion sickness remedies for people of all ages. Ask our friendly staff what would work best for you. 

Plasters and Dressings 

Check your home and car first aid kits and make sure you have a range of plasters and dressings on hand for minor cuts and scrapes. Kitchen Kits are a great value pack with a variety of shapes and sizes all in one convenient pack. 

Antiseptic Solutions

Vital for preventing infection in cuts and grazes, especially on a hot summer’s day antiseptic creams, solutions and wipes are a great addition to the family first aid kit. 

Sun care

Make sure your sunscreens leftover from last year haven’t reach their expiry and keep an eye on the SPF and reapplication time listed on the back of the bottle. When it comes to sun safety prevention is your best protection. Make sure you are using the right sunscreen for the occasion, if you are out for a day at the beach make sure your sunscreen is waterproof and don’t rely on sunscreen alone, light layers and sunhats are a great addition to any beach day.