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TRAVEL SMART WITH THESE MEDICAL MUST-HAVES

Updated: Jul 4, 2019


Illness can greatly influence any occasion. One of such events is your dream vacation. To prevent this from happening, what exactly do you need to know and what steps are needed to be taken to enjoy traveling? This article lists some measures to prevent an abrupt end to your vacation.


Steps to take

· Prepare Well

Before choosing your excursion, make sure you pack a kit of drugs and emergency equipment to prevent the worse from happening.


· Travel Smart

Any variety of emergency materials may come handy while traveling. You are going to need only the basics if you making a short trip, for example, any prescription drugs that you take normally. If you are traveling internationally, or to a very distant place, you might be needing more supplies. For high-risk areas, you will be needing emergency equipment.


· Traveling Kit Package

Depending on your needs, these medical must-haves must be tailored to your travel luggage. It is only wise to replicate your medical prescription to ensure you are traveling smart. Though everyone's needs differ, here’s a list of items you will want to begin with:


· Prescription Meds

A considerable amount of your prescribed drugs tops the list of the most valuable medical must-haves needed to travel smart. With ample supply, you won't need to be worried about obtaining a refill even if you experience a flight delay or any traveling incident. Also, your destination will greatly influence your prescribed medication. For instance, your doctor will naturally recommend antibiotics when you are set to go to such areas prone to bacterial infections.


· Non-prescription Drugs

Pain relievers, decongestants, throat lozenges, antihistamines, and cough syrups are over-the-counter drugs that can be easily obtained before or during your trip. These medical must-haves will prevent you really come handy especially when an incident occurs.


· Creams and lotions

Pack an antibacterial ointment for scratches or almost any cuts that might happen. A bottle of Aloe Vera or gel will help prevent sunburn.

Motion sickness medicines: The items should be included in your traveling pack especially when you stand a higher chance to change transportation, which including buses and ships.


· Tummy relief.

Depending on how your body reacts when you are away from home, you may want to bring some items to help your system adjust to your new area. Any item such as antacids, peppermint or any personal preference will do. Rehydration salts will do if you are off to areas that require body rehydration. Dehydration caused by diarrhea will be easily countered when these salts are mixed with fresh drinking water.


· Preventive supplies

Insect repellents and sunscreens must be included in your med supplies to travel smart. These are your first line of body protections. Traveling along with such essential emergency items as gauze, wipes, eye drops, tapes and bandages, eye drops, and wipes may come in handy during your trip as you can never be certain of the events that may transpire.

Your destination and the activities you will be doing will go a long way in influencing how your medical kit should look like. One thing that is guaranteed when you travel smart with these medical must-haves is your safety.


Did any of these medical must-haves made your list?

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