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What to Pack in Travel First Aid Kit

June 14, 2013 by

Travel First Aid Kit

Vacation is an oasis that offers a break from day-to-day busyness and responsibility. It gives us a chance to get away from it all. We plan and save to make it all we want it to be, but in many cases it becomes less than we hope for because we’re not quite prepared for the unexpected bug bites, painful sunburn, or that upset stomach after eating a spicy dish.

Plan to pack a travel first aid kit and you can help thwart those annoyances so they don’t ruin your vacation

Antihistimine

Travel First Aid Kit Contents for Your Destination

A travel first aid kit’s contents differ from a regular first aid kit because it is designed for the things you may encounter on your trip. The goal is not to pack your entire medicine cabinet, but to have on hand what you will need for your destination.

For instance, if you are traveling to a place where you are likely to experience bug bites, such as pesky no-see-ums in Florida, your travel kit should include a product for bug bites to relieve the itching, and also repellent to try to keep the little bugs at bay.

Pepto Bismal

Basics to Pack in Travel First Aid Kit

While you may be healthy almost all year long, travel adds stress that can mess with your immune system and a new environment that may influence how you feel.

  • Aloe Vera: Pack some aloe vera gel to sooth sunburns and blisters. This can also be used to help calm the itch of bug bites.
  • Antihistamine: Traveling to other locations can aggravate allergies. An antihistamine can help alleviate symptoms and can also be used if you develop an itchy rash.
  • Bandaids: No one plans to get scrapes or cuts, but on vacation you and the family are much more active and trying things you don’t normally do. Be prepared to keep cuts and scrapes clean with a bandaid after you clean the area with soap and water.
  • Nasal Spray: Sinus trouble can make you miserable, and if you fly, dry plane air can aggravate your nasal passages and lead to sinus problems. Pack a spray that keeps mucus membranes moist.
  • Pain Reliever: Pack your pain reliever of choice for headaches, sore muscles, inflammation from sprains and other issues.
  • Pepto-Bismol: Pack a bottle of Pepto-Bismol to fight the unexpected upset stomach, heartburn, nausea or diarrhea.

Planning ahead with a travel first aid kit can improve the quality of your time away. It’s a little thing that can make a big difference.

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  1. In my first aid kit, I always pack band-aids, Neosporin, and pain reliever, antihistamine and Pepto Bismol for both kids and adults!


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