Influenza season is coming, the strongest guide to home-made medicines is worth collecting!

Every fall is the peak flu season in the United States.

Especially now that the new crown and monkeypox in the United States have not subsided for a long time,

As a left-behind child in the United States,

It is not always safe to have some medicine at home.

Today, the team specially sorted out some commonly used medicines,

Helping you live a healthy and happy life in the Bay Area!

Health Tips

Health tips

· Where to buy:

CVS, Walgreen, Costco, Amazon, etc.;

· How much does it cost:

Most of these over-the-counter drugs cost around $20;

· Please consult your pharmacist for specific symptoms at the time of purchase.


cold and fever medicine

New Crown Inspection

Home Antigen Detection Reagents (Home Test Kits)

At-home kits are now available at many pharmacies, and results can be detected within minutes.This kit can be purchased at pharmacies without a prescription; eligible home antigen test kits can also be obtained for free.

Oximeter(Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor)

After being infected with the new crown, the blood oxygen level in the body may drop. If you are infected with the new crown, you must monitor your blood oxygen value. Once it drops below 95% of the normal range, you must seek medical attention immediately.


Recommended Brand:

Zacurate Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

FACELAKE FL400 Pulse Oximeter 


Metene Pulse Oximeter FINERTIP

Santamedical Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Prevent colds

Emergen-C Vitamin C Powder

Vitamin C granules are 1000mg per pack, which can effectively supplement VC.Supplementing a lot of VC can improve immunity and speed up recovery when you have a cold and fever.There are three flavors: strawberry, orange and lemon.

Cold and fever

Vicks Dayquil / Nyquil White and Black

Relieves cold and flu symptoms including cough, sore throat, headache, mild aches, pain and fever due to nasal congestion, small throat and bronchial irritation. 

DayQuil is designed for daytime and can effectively relieve nasal congestion; NyQuils is designed for nighttime and can help sleep.

Tylenol Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets

One of the most common medicines in American households.It can effectively relieve cold symptoms, but also can treat headache, muscle aches, arthritis, back pain, toothache, etc.Fever reduction effect is strong.

The main ingredient is ibuprofen, which can effectively and quickly relieve headache, fever, and joint pain.The fever reduction effect is the strongest.
Cough with phlegm, sore throat
Cough Mints, Throat Drops

Common brands of cough mints are Halls, Ricola, Vicks, etc.;

Pain relief throat lozenges (throat lozenges) can also relieve the pain of mouth ulcers, common brands such as Cepacol, Chloraseptic.

Delsym Cough Syrup

It is simply the American version of "Jizhi Syrup", but it tastes a lot better~ It has grape and orange flavors.However, it is mainly used for coughs caused by throat irritation or bronchial irritation, and does not treat sore throats.

Mucinex expectorant and cough medicine

For relieving chest tightness, reducing phlegm and relieving cough, it has strong medicinal effect and quick effect.It is very suitable for cough and phlegm.

Allergy anti-inflammatory drugs
Allergic rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis Anti-Allergy Spray Flonase Allergy Relief

Contains powerful allergy soothing ingredients that can relieve allergic symptoms of runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose, nasal congestion, red itchy watery eyes. 

It is mainly tasteless and alcohol-free, and can be used by people over 2 years old. It is very suitable for friends who are afraid of the irritation and discomfort that the spray will flow into the throat.

Nasacort Allergy 24HR Rhinitis Spray

It is also odorless and alcohol-free. The difference from Flonase is in the composition. It mainly relieves allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. 

It is less irritating and can relieve common allergies, but not severe allergic rhinitis.

Respiratory allergy

Zyrtec Zyrtec

Whether it is indoor allergies caused by dust, mold and pet dander, or outdoor allergies caused by trees, pollen and grass, it can be effectively treated! 1 tablet is valid within 24 hours!

Claritin loratadine
This is a non-drowsy allergy medicine that relieves sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes, and itchy throat or nose caused by allergic reactions. 

No water is needed to take it, it can be melted directly in the mouth.Also take one tablet within 24 hours.

Benadryl Allergy Diphenhydramine
Commonly used allergy medicine in the United States.This medicine relieves symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and rhinitis caused by allergies. 

The main ingredient of this medicine is Diphenhydramine, which can also be used for urticaria and skin itching caused by general allergies.

Skin allergies

Cortizone 10 Hydrocortisone Ointment(1% hydrocortisone)

The most common topical treatment for skin allergies itching, eczema or hives.Although it contains hormones, the content is very low, so the efficacy is relatively mild and the side effects are small.

Severe allergy
Benadryl Desensitizer Tablets

Treats sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, hives, rashes and other symptoms caused by allergies. It is also very effective for alcohol allergies and food allergies!

Gastrointestinal medicine
Strong stomach medicine
This is a powerful gastric medicine with very good effect. It is suitable for those who have severe stomach pain. It is aimed at relieving esophagitis, bile reflux, duodenitis, duodenal ulcer, etc. Burning sensation. Costco Explosion to find out!
Flatulence, stomach acid
Gas-X Anti-Colic Chewable Tablets

Simethicone is a safe and effective anti-flatulence ingredient, and it is also used in baby's anti-flatulence medicine, so you can use it with confidence!

Tums Stomach Acid Chewable Tablets

It is used to neutralize stomach acid, indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, stomach pain after drinking, stomach acid discomfort and other symptoms. It can be chewed and swallowed like candy. It is very convenient and suitable for keeping at home!


Mainly used to inhibit the secretion of gastric acid, and to treat peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux.

Relieve diarrhea and pain
Pepto bismol
For mild diarrhea not caused by infection, it is effective for stomach ulcers, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and diarrhea. 

Sometimes if you eat too much or eat badly, not only stomachache but also diarrhea, you have to rely on the little pink (bottle) to go out. Cherry tastes like ice cream!In addition to liquids and pills, you can get a stomach upset!

It is also available in tablet and liquid forms, suitable for diarrhea caused by non-enteric infections, and can also be taken by children.
A powder antidiarrheal medicine recommended for children over one year of age, easy to mix with water and resolves with just one dose at the first signs of diarrhea.
Colace Docusate Sodium Stool Softener
Enriched with natural ingredients that promote the mixing of water and fat in the intestines, help soften stools and ease constipation.For occasional constipation, it produces bowel movements naturally and gently within 12 to 72 hours. 


Helps soften stools and pass them out smoothly.While clearing the intestines, it can also help the body detoxify and relieve abdominal distension, bad breath, acne, and pigmentation caused by constipation.No side effects, can be dissolved in any liquid to drink.
other pain relievers

CVS Tension Headache Pain Reliever

A great remedy for headaches! Cheap and easy to use from CVS!Two pills will soon be completely pain free~

Excedrin Migraine Excedrin Migraine Pain Relief Tablets
It is the first over-the-counter headache medication approved by the FDA!Even moderate to severe migraine symptoms can be significantly reduced in as little as 30 minutes. 

In addition to relieving headaches, it can also relieve other kinds of minor pain, including: arthritis, muscle pain, sinusitis, tooth pain, and even auntie pain can be alleviated very well. Girls with dysmenorrhea are quickly hoarded.

Midol Aunt Pain Relief

A life-saving remedy for dysmenorrhea!When my aunt came, I could take one if I couldn't bear it. It worked quickly and didn't hurt my stomach.

Penetrex All Purpose Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Cream

Can be used to relieve inflammation and pain in muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc., such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), carpal tunnel syndrome (mouse hand), arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, plantar fascia inflammation, sciatica, fibromyalgia, neuralgia, etc.

Motion sickness pills
Sea-Band Wristband
There are ordinary adult models, children's version, women's version.The principle of the bracelet is similar to that of squeezing the Neiguan acupoint of the arm in traditional Chinese medicine. When using it, you can align the acupoints according to the instructions. There is no drug, no side effects, and it can be reused and cleaned.

Dramamine Motion Sickness Chewables

Bonine Motion Sickness Chewables

Both motion sickness chewable tablets can prevent motion sickness, airsickness and seasickness, and can also be used to relieve morning sickness, nausea caused by indigestion, and pregnancy reactions such as nausea and vomiting in pregnant women.

trauma medicine
sprain strain
Salonpas plaster
Specially formulated for sprains and strains, it has a light minty scent for quick pain relief.
Sterilization and pain relief
It can effectively sterilize when applied to wounds, and is suitable for infected small wounds, scratches, burns, etc. 

Neosporin Antibacterial Pain Relief Ointment

This ointment is a bit like the domestic erythromycin ointment. It is a topical antibiotic first aid ointment. It is suitable for minor cuts, scrapes and burns. It can effectively speed up healing and reduce the appearance of scars.

Water Jel First Aid Burn Gel

A first aid ointment specifically for burns.Burns, scalds, or sunburns can be applied to this medicine. In addition to pain relief, it can also prevent wound inflammation.
Oral ulcer


Contains pure natural propolis, which can effectively relieve ulcer pain and heal ulcer wounds.
first aid hemostasis
Clubman Jumbo Styptic Pencil
Small in shape, easy to carry, it can stop bleeding and reduce inflammation on any wound, and it can also be used on wounds on the face. 

It doesn't leave any traces after applying it.Before use, you need to wet the hemostatic pen with water. You can use saliva when there is a shortage of outdoor water sources, and then gently apply it to the wound. After use, you need to wash it with water and dry it for the next use.

First aid kit
The American Red Cross recommends the following medicines when preparing a first aid kit:
2 absorbent dressings (5 x 9 inches), 25 Band-Aids (various sizes), 1 tape (10 yards x 1 inches);

5 packs of antibiotic ointment (about 1g), 5 packs of antiseptic wipes, 2 packs of aspirin (81mg each), 1 first aid blanket;

1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve), 1 instant cold compress, 2 pairs of non-latex gloves (size: large), 2 hydrocortisone ointment packs (about 1 g each);

1 3" Gauze Roll (Roller) Bandage, 1 Bandage (4" Wide), 5 Sterile 3" x 3" Gauze Pads, 5 Sterile Gauze Pads (4 x 4") Oral Thermometer (non-mercury/non-mercury) glass), 2 triangular bandages, tweezers and first aid guide.

Omron blood pressure agent
It can accurately detect blood pressure numbers, and can also detect heart rate and give reminders.
In general, these drugs can relieve symptoms to some extent.For the sake of safety, it is recommended that you consult your local pharmacist before purchasing and using it!


Well, the above is the 2022 home standing drug recommendation.

Best wishes to everyone in the Bay Area

Be healthy, eat well!

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