Travel Health Kits

Suitcase with first-aid kitDo you pack a small health kit when you travel?

Whether you are a novice or well seasoned traveler, you should always travel with a well stocked health kit.  Depending on where you are going, if you need something quickly it can be difficult to find.

If you are taking prescription medications at the time of travel, they should always go in your carry-on bag in their original bottles or containers.  Make sure you know what over the counter medications may cause problems with your prescription meds.

Here are a few tips for packing a small travel kit to toss into your bag.


  1. Antidiarrheal medication such as Imodium AD
  2. Allergy medication
  3. Decongestant
  4. Motion Sickness aids if you need them, such as Dramamine, wristbands, meclizine. Ginger works really well and comes in tablet form.  If you are on a cruise, you can generally find fresh ginger at the buffet.
  5. Pain Reliever

First Aid Items

  1. Bandages
  2. Disposable gloves
  3. Ace bandage
  4. Moleskin works great for preventing blisters
  5. Small tweezers
  6. Cortesone cream
  7. Small flashlight

I hope these tips will help.  You can always personalize your kit for your needs and I hope you will.  My goal was just to get you thinking about packing your own kit for your travel needs.

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