Let’s face it, we humans are prone to aches, pains, and a whole slew of pesky ailments or intrusions that can make us feel pretty bad. And, we will usually go to great lengths and expense to feel better and get back to health. I’ve come to know that there are certain things to keep on hand in case of an emergency injury or illness. Here are just a few of those handy items worth having to soothe the body.
Proper Support for Sprains and Injuries
I know it’s not good to expect the worst to happen to us or our families. However, I do know it’s better to be prepared than to not have what you need should an emergency arise. I keep a box filled with elastic wraps, a modern splint brace (from a previous injury), wrist support, portable ice bags, and other injury paraphernalia.
This “emergency kit” has saved me countless trips to the drug store and maybe even the ER. It’s a good thing when you or your loved ones can feel better faster. I think we actually have some crutches somewhere, too. Anyway, having comfort items on hand will elevate you to rock star mom if things go wrong.
Our eyesight is one of the most important things we have. Therefore, taking care of your eyes should be at the top of your list. Unfortunately, some women don’t update their eyewear due to expense, time, and inconvenience. However, I highly recommend seeing your eye doctor at least once every two years if not every year. New glasses or contacts can help keep your eyesight sharp, your eyes healthy, and your look updated.
If you’re wondering why glasses so expensive, it’s because the industry likes to inflate the prices of things we need to function. If your company doesn’t have an employee vision benefit plan, you will have to foot the bill. Fortunately, there are vision companies that believe in keeping prices fair for everyone. Many of these are based online but some are actual vision centers.
Heat Wraps for Back Pain
Investing in heat packs or heating wraps before you need them will eventually pay off. Ask my husband about this one. He has a tendency to throw out his back at the worst times. Heat packs have been his saving grace when he can barely get out of bed or even move. The heat helps to calm the spasms, so the muscle can function normally. These types of wraps are portable too, so you can take them on trips.
OTC Medicines and Herbal Remedies
I have a whole shelf dedicated to the soothing and healing of minor ailments like colds, flu, insect bites, sunburn, allergies, etc. Everyone in the family knows to ask mom for a quick remedy when they don’t feel well. I try to use natural remedies when I can, but I do rely on OTC meds on occasion. Try different things so you know what works for you and your family, and stock up on those items.