Do You Have a Sick Bag
Last revised Nov. 2011
Do You Have a Sick Bag?
These are items I keep on hand so that they’re available when needed. I am not a physician, and this list is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your personal physician for advice to deal with your individual health issues, and remember that all medications, including over the counter and nutritional supplements, have the potential to interact with other medications.
Aspirin or Tylenol - fever reducer
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) - works better than phenylephrine
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) - Good for allergies
Ibuprofen (Motrin) - pain killer, good for muscle aches
Loratadine (Claritin) - second generation anti-histamine- different than the Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) because it’s non drowsy
Cough syrup or cough suppressant - (Mucinex DM or Delsym-
cough suppressant with decongestant
Simethicone (Gas-X) - Gas pain relief.
Ranitidine (Zantac) - Stomach acid relief.
Calcium Carbonate (Tums) Pairs well with Ranitidine above. It works almost instantly.
Loperamide (Imodium) - Anti-diarrheal.
Docusate Sodium (Colace) - Stool softener helps relieve constipation.
Lozenges - Cepacol , ricola and menthol lozenges
Neosporin- Topical antibiotic for small cuts and scrapes
Bandages - miscellaneous sizes
Gauze, cotton balls, cotton swabs
Disinfectant - hydrogen peroxide
Ace bandage or wrap
Documents to Have on Hand : List of Contacts, Current medical history, Current List of Medications, Advance Directive or health care power of attorney
Medication to Have on Hand: 3 day supply of current prescription medications, with Physician’s name and phone numbers and Pharmacy name, phone and prescription numbers
Equipment to have on Hand: Thermometer, Flashlight, Heating Pad, Ice or cold pack
Food to Have On Hand: Pedialyte, Apple Juice, Gatorade, Seven Up, Sprite or other clear liquid, Chicken Broth or bullion, Gelatin, Jello