Essential Health Items That You Should Always Keep In Your Medicine Cabinet

While stocking a medicine cabinet, you should always prepare for some health complications. Bug bites, burns, rashes, or stomach ailments can happen anytime. Although these may not be emergencies, a little relief can still go a long way.

Your medicine cabinet isn’t just for band-aids. It’s also for wound-cleaning supplies, sunburn relief, and moisturizers can that soothe you during a serious or minor ailment. For the sake of you and your family’s health, keep these items in your medicine cabinet or bathroom.


Even if it’s cloudy outside, and even if you’re staying at home for most of the day, you should wear sunscreen. It’s the ultimate anti-aging and skin-protecting product. Dermatologist Dr. Shilesh Iyer says that ultraviolet rays are always present; they are not blocked by clouds or windows.

A woman rubs sunscreen into her shoulder on the beach.
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If you want to protect your skin against wrinkles and cancer, stock up on sunscreen. Some face lotions and serums include sunscreen for convenience. You’ll want a waterproof product with an SPF of at least 30. Apply every morning.