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Traveler's First Aid Kit
A personal first aid kit is an efficient way to prepare for unexpected emergencies, both while traveling and at home. A standard kit canbe purchased at most pharmacies and department stores or you may wish to design a specialized first aid kit that meets your ownparticular needs. A tote bag is a convenient way to store all of the supplies in your kit. It allows enough room for all of the essentialitems and it ensures easy portability for travel. The following are items that you should consider for your kit:
A small flashlight
is very handy if there is a
, canker gel
, dental floss
power outage or if the kit is needed out of doors.
Pen & notepad
to keep track of supplies and
& throat lozenges
make notations about important incidents.
effective for the treatment of pain and fever.
allergic symptoms & congestion. Eye drops
Acetaminophen is the preferred medication for
Oil of cloves
(Eugenol) for toothache.
for insect bites & itch.
A pair of rounded tip scissors*
are useful for
, safety pins
, and a Swiss Army type
are all tools that have multiple uses.
, cotton swabs
are used to treat scrapes, cuts and
meclizine, scopolamine patch/tablet, ginger).
and triangular bandages
with a SPF of 15 or greater.
protect your hands and reduce
(DEET, permethrin, oil of
the risk of infection when treating open wounds.
eucalyptus) when traveling to insect prone
destinations. Mosquito net
Instant ice pack
(or disposable freezer bag).
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Eyeglass repair kit
Personal Medications & Prescriptions
Personal Medical Information Form
for athlete's foot and other
* Due to airline safety regulations
, these items may need to be packed in your checked luggage.
Remember to store all medications out of reach of children
and only use products with child safety caps
Keep your first aid kit with you in a carry-on bag
, not in your checked luggage.
Before you leave on your trip
, check with your travel medicine specialist to see if any other specific medications or supplies (such as
needles & syringes, water purification tablets & filter, rehydration powder packets) should be added to the kit. Contact your health
insurance provider about medical coverage outside of the United States.
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