Medicine cabinet check up – So when was the last time you updated the contents of your medicine cabinet? You should have all the essentials all times.

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When it comes to your medicine cabinet, regular maintenance is key. Know what to look out for with our tips. Be guided through the task of setting the right contents together for your medicine cabinet with an easy, downloadable checklist.

Time To Refresh The Medicine Cabinet


1. Store it in the right place
This may seem like a given, but you should always store your medication in a safe but easily accessible place and should always put it back there after use. Make sure that everybody in the household knows where the medicine kit or cabinet is located. If you have toddlers or small children, the opposite applies of course: Keep your medication in a cool, dry place which is locked up and out of your child’s sight and make sure that they are NOT able to reach it.
Also, keep it organised: Having to look for a package leaflet that’s flying around somewhere because you haven’t returned it to the package the last time you used that medication is unnerving.

2. Check for expiration dates and age specifications
Go through your medicine cabinet at least every six months and check the expiration date of evey package. Be safe and toss out anything that has expired, as well as antibiotics that have not been used up completely. Do not throw any of these in the garbage, but return the products to your drugstore or pharmacy. They will dispose of them safely and in an environmentally-friendly way.

Also, check for age specifications and dosage recommendations on the medication intended for your children. The types of medications they can use change as they grow older, as does the dosage. Upgrade and stock up when and where neccessary.


3. Check whether you have the right first aid bandages and products
Be prepared when it is most important: Most accidents still happen in the household or during sports, so make sure to have the right products to help you in those moments when you have cut yourself or sprained an ankle. A well-stocked medicine cabinet means you are all set in those crucial moments. Check the Hansaplast range for especially convenient essentials and solutions, such as Hansaplast Universal Plaster, the Hansaplast Kitchen Kit or Hansaplast Spray Plaster which protects your wounds even in awkward places.

4. Assemble a “to-go-set”
Why should a “medicine cabinet” be something stationary? It makes sense to compile a selection of products that can be taken in your sports bag in case something happens during workout, hiking or other outdoor or sports activities. Hansaplast Cold Spray for instance, which is instantly cooling in case of sprains and injuries as well as a selection of plasters and bandages
(i.e. Hansaplast Plaster with Healing Cream) are a safe choice.

5. Calling sheet
This can be a crucial time-saver: Always keep important emergency phone numbers such as those for an ambulance, for your doctor and pharmacy, or for any hotlines (e.g. poison hotline) in the medicine cabinet.

Medicine Cabinet Checklist

Make sure your medicine cabinet includes these items.
Check supplies regularly every six months.

  • A thermometer
  • A selection of painkillers and headache medication
  • Cold medicine (decongestants, cough medicine, throat lozenges)
  • Antidiarrheal treatment
  • Hansaplast Wound Spray
  • Plasters in various sizes for general care – such as Hansaplast Universal Plaster for smaller wounds and the original Hansaplast Classic Plaster that can be cut with scissors according to the size of the wound. 
  • Hansaplast Spray Plaster for minor wounds - especially convenient on the go
  • Hansaplast Gauze and Hansaplast Fixation Tape for wound dressing in case of deeper cuts or grazes
  • Tweezers and scissors 
  • Hansaplast Anit-Insect Lotion that will calm and reduce itching from insect bites
  • Hansaplast Cold Spray or Hansaplast Cold Pack in case of sprains or injuries (but keep it in the fridge!)
  • Fever medication
  • Sterile gloves
  • Apart from prescription medication that you take regularly.
Sometimes it is about more than just restocking your supplies.
It is about knowing about new, clever products with added benefits.

Clever Products And Time Savers

Check out these smart innovations that will help you save time and hassle –
and support healing.

Aqua Protect
Ideal for covering all types of smaller wounds when washing, showering bathing or swimming, the Hansaplast Aqua Protect Strips offer 100% waterproof protection. They stay attached when wet and keep the wound covered with a soft, skin coloured pad. For keeping larger areas protected from water, try Aqua Protect XXL Antibacterial Plaster.

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Antibacterial Protection
Be protected against infection: take care of your wound by using a Hansaplast Antibacterial Protection. Plasters such as Hansaplast Universal Antibacterial with Silver Technology will kill harmful germs through its antiseptic action. It not only reduces the risk of infection, but also repels water and dirt while protecting and cushioning your wound.

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Junior Plaster
Designed to heal – and reassure. The Hansaplast Junior Plasters feature images for children in order to make wound healing more fun. The Winnie the Pooh Plaster sees to it that small misfortunes can quickly be forgotten. Because they're easily removed, tears will be a thing of the past.
Check out our wide selection of Disney plasters with PrincessMickey and Friends and others! © Disney

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Fast Healing Plasters
Want to speed up healing by 50%? Try Hansaplast Fast Healing Plasters, made to support continuous healing with its built-in technology. They are also waterproof, can stay on for several days and reduce the risk of scarring.

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Plaster with Healing Cream
These plasters are a convenient 1-step solution – that bring clever and healthy together in one product. The woundpad in the Hansaplast Plasters with Healing Cream already contain a cream, which promotes moist wound healing in order to speed up the recovery process.

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Travel Extras:


For those long city marathons...
Make sure your feet stay healthy and unharmed by shoes, heat and moisture... Hansaplast Anti-Blister GelHansaplast Silver Active Foot Anti-Perspirant and Hansaplast Blister Plaster will help you walk miles. 

For safe and sound sleep...
Even if the “quietly situated hotel” happens to be in a noisy tourist center or has a construction site next door: You will be sound asleep with Hansaplast Noise Protection Earplugs.

(For hikers, surfers and mountaineers:
Safe, durable and waterproof protection: The Hansaplast Extra Robust Waterproof Plaster should not be missing in your travel kit if your holidays are on the active side).

For those cuts and abrasions... 
Hansaplast Sensitive Antibacterial Plaster combines  a comfortable material which is very skin friendly with antibacterial silver (which kills harmful germs, thus also reducing the risk of infection).

Always see your doctor if the wound is deep, bleeding or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. 
Also make sure to seek medical help if you are not able to clean the wound properly.
In case you have diabetes a proper wound care is of special importance. Always discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor and/or podiatrist, even for the care of minor wounds and skin cracks – especially on your feet.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages. Important: consult a health professional in case of any uncertainity of treating your wound properly.
The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. It is not a substitute for professional care or advice. If you have or suspect a health problem, you should consult your doctor. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this website.

For further information regarding Hansaplast products, please contact us via email on Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages.

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