Forget panic buying of loo rolls – this is what you should be stocking up with!

Forget panic-buying loo rolls, say the medical experts in the Mail online. Buy rehydration tablets and menthol chest balm instead.

As fears of a second lockdown spark the return of panic-buying loo rolls, here’s what you should really be stocking up on, according to medical expert and London GP Dr Nisa Aslam.

Because, if you come down with Covid-19 and can’t get to the shops, a toilet roll isn’t going to help tackle your symptoms or make you more comfortable.

Much more helpful are O.R.S hydration tablets (£4.32,, produced by flourishing global consumer health company Clinova.

“The fever caused by Covid-19 can make your body lose more fluid than usual through sweating, as can diarrhoea and vomiting,’ says Dr Aslam. “Drink plenty of water or diluted squash — or you could try a rehydration drink.”

O.R.S. Hydration Tablets can be dissolved into a glass of water and contain electrolytes — vital salts such as sodium and potassium which keep the muscles and nervous system functioning properly — plus sugar for energy, which the body loses when dehydrated. They come in a variety of flavours.

Other useful products to fight off Covid-19 are menthol chest balm and paracetamol.

Stockists include:, Boots, Amazon, Wiggle, Morrisons and local pharmacies across the UK.

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