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These Medical Kit Essentials Make a Wise Traveler in You

Updated on June 12, 2015

A wise traveler does not leave home without planning, and included to that is packing a medical kit, which includes essential prescriptions, topical antibiotics and bandages. Doing so increases safety while abroad and lessens risks to accidents, infections and diseases. Keep yourself safe by reading on to learn what to pack in your medical kit.

A Wise Traveler’s Kit Includes

  • Eye drops, ear plugs
  • Band-Aids or wound patches
  • Insect repellent lotions
  • Crepe bandage and wound dressings
  • Sanitary adhesive tape
  • Multivitamins or supplements
  • Throat lozenges
  • Allergies and bites: Antihistamine tablets
  • Flu and cold tablets
  • Water purifying tablets
  • If using medical supplies, such as syringes, bring them with you.
  • Regular prescription drugs to keep into original containers and with clear labeling (Ask your doctor for a letter stating these medicines are personal use as well as it should contain the medicine’s name, dosage. You should also bring a copy of your prescription).
  • Contraceptives
  • Pain relievers: aspirin and paracetamol
  • Antiseptic solutions and ointments for wound
  • LBM medicines
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers, safety pins and scissors
  • SPF 30+ sunscreen
  • Eye glasses
  • Others, depending on your medical needs

Why Pack a Medical Kit

Plain and simple—it can keep you alive and safe! By bringing along a kit to travel with, you can be sure that a first aid remedy is accessible in the event you or a family member suffers colds or flu or gets involved in accidents, such as slips and falls during the trip. Taking it along can also help lessen your chances of acquiring disease and infections while on vacation. For instance, a few destinations list prevalent cases of the Ebola virus, HIV, hepatitis or malaria, so increasing your immunity against them is advised by getting vaccination and asking for preventative medications before going abroad or on a vacation. By doing so, you can be sure of having a pleasant, disease-free experience while overseas for holiday.

When to Prepare a Travel Kit

A few weeks before going overseas, get everything in place and prepared in the kit and double check if you forgot anything. Otherwise, consult your doctor for a complete list of medical travel essentials, especially if you have a pre-existing condition, and for an assessment of your physical capacity for long flights.

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