First Aid Kit
Health Tip: Pack a First-Aid Kit When Traveling
Make room for a few essentials
(HealthDay News) -- You don't want a minor injury or medical problem to derail your travel plans. So be sure to make room for a first-aid kit with some basic essentials, especially if you're traveling internationally.
The University of Virginia Health System offers this list of items to take with you on your next trip:
- Over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
- Antihistamine, motion sickness, cold and cough, and anti-diarrhea medications.
- Bandages in different shapes and sizes, as well as gauze pads, tape and an elastic bandage.
- Tweezers, scissors and safety pins.
- Antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, hydrocortisone cream and bug spray.
- A pair of rubber gloves and a thermometer.
- A chemical cold pack for burns or sprains.
- A bottle of sunscreen.