Here is what Gratton Woodson MD recommends. You can download his entire free Home Influenza treatment booklet at the link. Perhaps someone will find this useful.-cottontop 

The Flu Treatment Kit

Providing good care to family members and friends sick with influenza is a task that will be easier with a good supply of select over-the-counter medications, some medical equipment, and a few items from the grocery or hardware store. These items form the basis of the Flu Treatment Kit (FTK).

The Flu Treatment Kit items for one person

Grocery store items

FTK Items found at the drug store

Non-Prescription drugs

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Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) 25mg capsules # 100 (for treatment of flu symptoms)

Robitussin DM Cough Syrup® or its generic equivalent (12 oz) (for treatment of cough)

Acetaminophen 500mg (Tylenol®) # 100 tablets (for treatment of flu symptoms)

Loperamide 2mg # 100 tables (for diarrhea and abdominal cramps)

Meclizine 25mg # 100 tablets (for nausea and vomiting)

FTK Items found at the hardware store

Abbreviations: lb = pound, oz = ounce, gal = gallon, # = number, cc = cubic centimeters, tsp = teaspoon, tbsp = tablespoon, mg = milligrams, hrs = hours

N-95 masks #20 (2boxes) (to reduce diseases spread to and from the patient)

50 gallon sturdy plastic garbage container with top (used to store clean water for drinking)

Ibuprofen 200mg (Motrin®) # 100 tablets (for treatment of flu symptoms)

Petroleum jelly 4oz3 (for lubrication of tubes, suppositories, and skin treatment and protection)

Cocoa butter, pure 2 oz4 (for making suppositories and skin treatment and protection)

An accurate bathroom scale (for weighing)

Two Electronic thermometers5 (to measure temperature)

Automatic blood pressure monitor (to measure blood pressure)

Humidifier (for increasing the relative humidity of the air breathed by the patient)

Pill cutter (to make it easier to reduce the dose of medications if desired)

1 box of Latex gloves # 100, (to help reduce contamination and spread of the virus and bacteria)

Table salt: 1 lb (for making Oral Rehydration Solution, gargle and nasal wash)

Table sugar: 10 lbs (for making Oral Rehydration Solution)

Baking soda: 6 oz (for making Oral Rehydration Solution and nasal wash)

Household bleach, unscented 2 gal (for purifying water and cleaning contaminated items)

Caffeine containing tea, bags or dry loose: 1 lb (for treatment of respiratory symptoms)

Two 8 oz plastic baby bottles with rubber nipples1 (for administering Oral Rehydration Solution to severely ill)

Two 16 oz plastic squeeze bottles with swivel nozzle s(for administering Oral Rehydration Solution to the ill)

Two Kitchen measuring cups with 500 cc (two cup) capacity (for measuring lots of things)

One set of kitchen measuring spoons 1/8 tsp up to 1 tbsp (for making oral solutions and dosing)

Fifty Soda Straws (for administering fluids easier)

One composition-style notebook (for keeping a medical record on the patient)

Teakettle2 (for steam therapy) 

 

Petroleum jelly 4oz3 (for lubrication of tubes, suppositories, and skin treatment and protection)

Cocoa butter, pure 2 oz4 (for making suppositories and skin treatment and protection)

An accurate bathroom scale (for weighing)

Two Electronic thermometers5 (to measure temperature)

Automatic blood pressure monitor (to measure blood pressure)

Humidifier (for increasing the relative humidity of the air breathed by the patient)

Pill cutter (to make it easier to reduce the dose of medications if desired)

1 box of Latex gloves # 100, (to help reduce contamination and spread of the virus and bacteria)

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FTK Items found at the drug store

Non-Prescription drugs

3

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) 25mg capsules # 100 (for treatment of flu symptoms)

Robitussin DM Cough Syrup® or its generic equivalent (12 oz) (for treatment of cough)

Acetaminophen 500mg (Tylenol®) # 100 tablets (for treatment of flu symptoms)

Loperamide 2mg # 100 tables (for diarrhea and abdominal cramps)

Meclizine 25mg # 100 tablets (for nausea and vomiting)

FTK Items found at the hardware store

Abbreviations: lb = pound, oz = ounce, gal = gallon, # = number, cc = cubic centimeters, tsp = teaspoon, tbsp = tablespoon, mg = milligrams, hrs = hours

N-95 masks #20 (2boxes) (to reduce diseases spread to and from the patient)

50 gallon sturdy plastic garbage container with top (used to store clean water for drinking)

Ibuprofen 200mg (Motrin®) # 100 tablets (for treatment of flu symptoms)

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