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Should I padlock my cabinets if I work at home?

Why?: Sorry but i think we are missing some important information in the question. ...Read more

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What should I have in our home medicine cabinet. I have a 7-year old and a baby on the way. Thanks?

What should I have in our home medicine cabinet. I have a 7-year old and a baby on the way. Thanks?

The Basics: Basic medical supplies will suffice, including supplies to clean and dress minor wounds or deal with minor issues like small slivers. Basic meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, cold medications, topical antibiotics or antifungals or gentle steroids for insect bites. We have a great article on this here... http://www.stjohnprovidence.org/innerpage.aspx?pageid=5041. ...Read more

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Why is it that probiotics don't work when weather gets warmer? I left PB8 probiotics in my cabinet and they stopped working.

Why is it that probiotics don't work when weather gets warmer? I left PB8 probiotics in my cabinet and they stopped working.

See below: Probiotics need live organisms to work as intended. Storing in an unregulated environment may have impaired the viability of the organisms. An other, more likely, explanation is that the probiotics were not the appropriate treatment for the malady you intended to use these for. ...Read more

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What emergency items must be in my medicine cabinet?

What emergency items must be in my medicine cabinet?

It depends: It depends on how adventurous you are. At a minimum i'd say an assortment of bandages, ace wrap, bendable splint, anti-itch cream, scissors, fine tweezers, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) tape, burn spray, ibuprofen, antiseptic wipes. If you're a camper or hiker, you might look into a kit from adventure medical kits. ...Read more

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What must I keep in my medicine cabinet if little ones around?

What must I keep in my medicine cabinet if little ones around?

EVERYTHING THEY MAY : Possibly get a hold off should be out of the way, at a height they can not reach and under lock. ...Read more

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Which baby medications and other medicine cabinet items should I have in the house?

Which baby medications and other medicine cabinet items should I have in the house?

A very short list!: You need only a small number of things-- most of the stuff suggested on those long lists from the "baby stores" is unnecessary. I rec generics of: Acetaminophen (or Ibuprofen if past 6 mos), diphendydramine (benadryl), salt water nose drops, and an inexpensive digital thermometer. Have the phone # of a 24-hour pharmacy written down if you ever need it. ...Read more

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How long does vigamox last in medicine cabinet?

How long does vigamox last in medicine cabinet?

Expiration date: There should be an expiration date somewhere on the bottle. To be honest, though, i wouldn't push it with eye drops. If it's been more than a few weeks since you opened the bottle and used them, i wouldn't put the drops in my eyes. And never use someone else's medicine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which is your favorite kitchen cabinet remedy for anything?

Can you tell me which is your favorite kitchen cabinet remedy for anything?

GINGER !!.: Ginger can reduce nausea ; upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. It is also great for motion sickness. ...Read more