Try to stock at least a 30-day supply of any needed prescriptions. If your insurance permits 90-day refills, obtain that dose. Make sure you also have over-the-counter medications and other health supplies on hand.
- prescription medications
- prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood-pressure monitoring equipment
- fever and pain medicine, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
- cough and cold medicines
- antidiarrheal medication
- fluids with electrolytes
- soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer Hand sanitizer is a liquid, gel, or foam generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands. Formulations of the alcohol-based type are preferable to hand washing with soap and water in most situations in the healthcare setting. It is generally more effective at killing microorganisms and better tolerated than soap and water. Hand washing should still be carried out if contamination can be seen or following the use of the toilet. The general use of non-alcohol based versions has no recommendations. Outside the health care setting, hand washing is generally preferred. They...
- Other disinfectants including; bleach, peroxide, and iodine solution.
- tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers, tampons, sanitary napkins
- garbage bags