The office drawer good health kit
Post Date
22nd April 2014
The office drawer good health kit

When a deadline is looming, the last thing you need is a headache, an upset stomach or a nagging twinge. Here is a handy checklist of products to keep in your office drawer so you can quickly deal with any health issues –¬ and get back to work!

A bottle of water and headache medication Staying hydrated is essential for good health, and a headache can be one of the first symptoms of dehydration. If you feel a headache coming on, stop work for a drink of water and try to get some fresh air. For prompt pain relief, use a headache medication like Disprin.

A range of cold and flu treatments Once you have a cold, you know that you’re in for a week of feeling lousy, with a runny nose, sneezing, headaches and red eyes. As soon as you detect symptoms, try a dose of Lemsip First Signs Cold & Flu, which contains vitamin C and herbal ingredients like Echinacea. If symptoms have set in and you have to battle through, lean on something like Nurofen Cold & Flu which can provide temporary relief from symptoms of cold and flu including muscular aches and pains. It’s also a smart move to keep some Strepfen Intensive in your desk drawer. Available at chemists only, Strepfen is formulated for painful and swollen sore throats and can help ease inflammation as well as providing pain relief.

Heartburn and indigestion tablets Many people experience heartburn (a burning sensation in the chest) and indigestion (discomfort in the stomach) and it can interrupt your work day. Keep a box of Gaviscon Dual Action Chewable Tablets in your desk drawer so that you can ease the symptoms quickly.

Adhesive plasters Blisters hurt and they can distract you all day. Keep a pack of Scholl Blister Shield Plasters with Hydra-Guard Technology™ in the drawer and you’ll be able to bring your focus back to where it matters – on your work, not your feet.


LIVE WELL RECOMMENDS

Disprin Max Tablets 16s
Disprin Max tablets are easy to swallow and can be dispersed in water. They are absorbed quickly to bring rapid, effective, temporary relief from pain associated with headaches and migraines, toothaches, cold and flu symptoms, sore throats and more. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Nurofen Cold & Flu PE Tablets
Nurofen Cold & Flu PE tablets provide fast effective temporary relief of the major symptoms associated with cold and flu, without causing drowsiness, including; body aches and pains, headache, sore throat, sinus pain, runny nose, blocked nose and fever. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Lemsip First Signs Cold & Flu
For Relief from symptoms of cold and flu, including cough, sore throat and blocked nose, when taken at first signs. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Strepfen Intensive
With the anti-inflammatory and analgesic ingredient flurbiprofen, Strepfen Intensive lozenges are a breakthrough in the treatment of painful and swollen sore throats. It provides fast, effective pain relief without numbing the throat for up to four hours. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Strepsils Plus Anaesthetic Lozenges
Strepsils® Plus has been formulated to give effective and rapid relief from painful and inflamed sore throats. The dual action formula contains a local anaesthetic to numb the throat while the two antibacterial agents help kill the bacteria which can cause sore throats and mouth infections. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Gaviscon Dual Action Chewable Tablets
Gaviscon brings fast, soothing and long lasting relief from the pain and discomfort of heartburn (gastric reflux) and indigestion. Gaviscon quickly soothes the burning sensation and helps keep digestive acid in the stomach where it should be. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

Scholl Blister Shield Plasters with Hydra-Guard™ Technology
Scholl Blister Shield Plasters are an advanced blister protection plaster utilising a revolutionary dual layer Hydra Guard™ Technology. The hard outer shield protects and guards the formed blister from friction and rubbing. The soft gel island provides cushioning and accelerates healing by keeping the blister hydrated and flexible. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

www.health.gov.au/fluandyou