Home Medical Kit

Home Medical Kit to care for your child at home with a respiratory virus.

Fever Reducers

– Acetaminophen/Tylenol (infant or children’s)

– Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) if your child is 6 months or older

Saline spray or drops

I recommend the Addipak saline nebules that come in 3 or 5mL because they can be used without an additional suction device


– simple digital thermometer is best

– Temporal Artery thermometer (such as Exergen)

Forehead and ear thermometers are not very accurate.

Vitamin C 
  •  any variety for children > 2yo
  • PolyVisol contains Vit C for Babies and toddlers
Electrolyte drink:
  • Pedialyte 
  • Gatorade
  • Culturelle for babies/kids
  • Biogaia for babies/kids 
  • Or other brands with lactobacillus reuteri or GG. 
Cough relievers:
  • Honey (buckwheat, Texas Wildflower, Menuca, etc)
  • Zarbees for Babies or Children
  • Delsym for children 4 years and older
Congestion relief:
  • Vaporub for Babies or adult version for children 4 years and older. 
  • Saline as noted above
  • Afrin Original Nasal Spray – use only for 3 days max, avoid sharing between people

Finger Pulse oximeter – available for < $20 on Amazon (to measure heart rate and oxygen level)

For asthmatic patients: Albuterol, nebulizer, spacer, other regularly used controller meds

For allergy prone children: Antihistamine such as Benadryl, Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec or generic equivalents

Children with other chronic diseases – ask for a 90-day supply of your current medications from the pharmacy. 

Consider an Rx for ondansetron (Zofran) if your child tends to vomit easily.

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