The Essential Travel First Aid Kit
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When you are traveling it is important to consider packing a first aid kit. You don't plan for accidents or illnesses to happen when you are traveling, but they can easily occur and ruin an entire trip. Plan ahead and prepare by packing a travel first aid kit!
The following is a list of what we believe to be the essential travel first aid kit. We adjust this list when packing for our travels, but we try to incorporate as much of list into our kit as we can!
*Disclaimer: We are not doctors so please consult your personal doctors before you use medicine of any kind.
First Aid Kit Case
Having all of your first aid supplies in one easy to grab case makes it easier to find your supplies in case of an emergency. We love this case because of the different compartments the make is easy to organize, and the handle that makes it easy to transport.
Medicine & Pill Organizer:
Instead of packing the large medicine or pill containers, why not pack just what you need for the trip? This organizer makes it really easy to bring everything for your medicine cabinet without actually bringing your entire medicine cabinet!
Antihistamines are great for dealing with allergies of any kind - from environmental, food, bugs, anything. This is a great thing to have on hand for those unexpected reactions that will easily put a damper on your trip.
If you are someone who loves to try new foods as you travel, this is definitely something you should have in your first aid kit. Heart burn or an upset stomach can easily ruin a trip and this will help you cope with that!
Ibuprofen is something we never leave home without. It is great for headaches, toothaches, sore muscles, etc.
Electrolyte tablets are something that we like to have on hand for in case we get sick. They are perfect for if you happen to catch a stomach bug with traveling, or eat bad food. They are also something great to consider for beach trips or anywhere you may spend a lot of time in the sun.
Cold can happen anywhere, even in warm places. Traveling often has you in close proximity to other people (plane, train, etc.) and you can pick up germs anywhere! It better to be prepared for a possible cold than having to go search for medicine while on vacation.
We always pack Melatonin when we are changing time zones while traveling. It's a natural sleep aid that will help you adjust to the differences in your sleep schedule. You can even take it when you fly to help me sleep on the plane!
Motion Sickness relief
If you are someone who gets motion sickness, you are probably already bringing this on your trip. Being motion sick is the worst and can easily ruin a vacation!
Sore Muscle Relief
If you are someone who likes to be active on vacation, this is a must! Rub it on sore muscles for relief after a long day exercising. It's amazing stuff!
Bandaids are always a good idea to pack on vacation. We always bring a variety pack because you never know what size you may end up using. We love this pack because it includes waterproof bandaids as well.
Gauze pads are great for scrapes, burns, larger cuts. Don’t let an injury stop you from getting out an exploring. Keep you injury clean from outside germs while still being able to continue your adventure!
This is an absolute must for a vacation! Cut wills heal faster with it and it helps to keep your wounds clean.
It may seem like overkill to pack an elastic bandage but you will be thankful that you have it if you need it. If you roll an ankle, twist your knee, or hurt another joint this will help you to immobilize it and keep swelling down. If you are someone who visits remote places while traveling, I would definitely bring this!
Your eyes are sort of something your don't think about until they start to bother you. Eye drops can bring your relief for allergies or in dry climates. We also like to have them on hand for long airplane trips because the air is often so dry.
Protecting your skin from the sun is so important and sunburn can easily ruin a trip. Make sure to put it on, even on cloudy days. It would be a bummer if you ended up getting burnt and had to avoid sun exposure for the rest of your trip!
Chapstick with SPF
Don't forget to protect your lips as well! We always like to pack chapstick for any trip and we always make sure it has SPF for extra protection.
If you do happen to get burnt, you will be wishing you had Aloe Vera. It is a great gel that helps to cool your burn and add moisture to you skin so it can better heal itself.
Bugs may seem like a small threat but they can do damage to your body and cause you to itch for days. Avoid being bite as best you can with bug spray.
Anti Itch Cream
Anti itch cream is great to have on hand for insect bites, reactions to plants, etc. It's one of those things that you may not think about until you really need it. Pack it and you will be glad that you did when you are itching like crazy!