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Travel First Aid Kit

It’s your worst travel nightmare- getting sick while on vacation. I always travel with a custom first aid kit. Here are some times to put in yours:

  1. Your prescription medications in their original bottles.
  2. Tylenol/Motrin/baby aspirin
  3. Benadryl
  4. antihistamine (i.e., Allegra, Claritin)
  5. anti-diarrheal (i.e., Lomotil)
  6. laxative
  7. antibiotic ointment (i.e., Neosporin)
  8. anti-itch cream (i.e., Caladryl)
  9. bug repellant
  10. sunscreen
  11. aloe vera
  12. seasickness/motion sickness preparation
  13. assorted bandages

I have provided brand names of medications for purposes of familiarity. However, I always buy generic versions of these medications when possible. Also, buy smaller packaging for space-saving.

Lastly, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for any medications that are only available by prescription. Nausea medications come to mind.

By being prepared, you can avoid trying to buy these items (often at higher cost) when you travel. These items usually have a longer shelf life, so don’t worry if you don’t use them for this trip…there’s always next time!
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  • Sonya K
    July 15, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    This is a great idea. I need to start keeping a small first aid kit in the car too.

    • dochnz
      July 15, 2015 at 9:03 PM

      When you’re not using it for travel, it will do double duty in the home! Thanks for reading and sharing!

  • Sabrina
    July 15, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Fortunately, I never got sick on my travels so far, so I never really thought of packing a first aid kit. However, I now consider it as I might need it someday though. This was a very helpful post, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • dochnz
      July 15, 2015 at 9:01 PM

      Thank you for reading and sharing!

      • Sabrina
        July 15, 2015 at 9:03 PM

        Your blog seems very interesting to me. I’ll follow to get updated!

        • dochnz
          July 15, 2015 at 9:10 PM

          Thanks! I’ll do likewise. I see you’re about travel as well… We should maybe one day do a collabo!

          • Sabrina
            July 15, 2015 at 9:18 PM

            Awesome idea! We already had some guest articles, so we’re totally open for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Logan Can
    July 15, 2015 at 9:35 PM

    We are going on a cruise next month, so this will be very useful when I pack! Thank you!

    • dochnz
      July 15, 2015 at 10:37 PM

      Don’t forget aloe!

  • Betsy @ Happily Ever After Etc.
    July 15, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Love this idea! I get horribly motion sick anytime we take a trip… but I always forget to pack my Dramamine. And it’s so expensive when you have to pick some up at the airport or in the little packs that the gas stations sell! I should totally make a little tote to throw in my bag whenever we travel… thanks for the tips!

  • Alex from Sew, Simmer, and Share
    July 27, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Wow, you’re very prepared! I bought a pre-made first aid kit from the store and just restock as things run out. Thanks for sharing what you put in yours!

  • Wiseman
    January 22, 2017 at 5:45 AM

    I supospe that sounds and smells just about right.

  • Grizzly
    January 22, 2017 at 5:58 AM

    Weeeee, what a quick and easy sotoilun.

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