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.

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 or Hansaplast Extra Tough Plaster which protects your wounds.

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 Wound Spray for instance, as well as a selection of plasters (i.e. Hansaplast Aqua Protect) 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.

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MEDICINE CABINET CHECKLIST

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

Sometimes it is about more than just restocking your supplies.
It is about knowing about new, clever products with added benefits.
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CLEVER PRODUCTS AND TIME SAVERS

Check out these smart innovations that will help you save time and hassle –
and support healing.
  1. Aqua Protect
    Ideal for covering all types of smaller wounds when washing, showering bathing or swimming, the Hansaplast Aqua Protect offers 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 Sterile XL/XXL Plaster.
    Aqua Protect
  2. Sensitive Plasters
    Suitable for sensitive skin, the Hansaplast Sensitive Plasters has been tested on easily irritated skin and on diabetics. The comfortable material is hypoallergenic and flexible. For protecting your little one's sensitive skin, try Hansaplast Sensitive Kids.
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  3. Kids Plasters
    Designed to heal – and reassure. The Hansaplast Kids Plasters feature images for children in order to make wound healing more fun. 
    Check out our wide selection of Disney plasters with Princess, Frozen 2 II, Mickey and Friends and others! ©Disney
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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 Silver Active Anti-Transpirant and Hansaplast Blister Plaster will help you walk miles.

(For hikers, surfers and mountaineers:
Safe, durable and waterproof protection: The Hansaplast Extra Tough Plaster should not be missing in your travel kit if your holidays are on the active side).
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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 phc@beiersdorf.com. Carefully read the instructions for use given in our products‘ packages.




Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although they were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice, regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products.

For further information, please contact us via email at Hansaplast@Beiersdorf.com.