Travel First Aid Kit

Travel First Aid Kit

Ending of the year is very exciting and full of celebrations and trips. Travelling with the family is exciting but can be stressful! A well-planned first aid kit can be invaluable when unexpected mishaps occur and can save you money and precious holiday time.

Here a list of items for you to consider before you set off:

  • Mini travel kit from the chemist – this contains bandages, alcohol wipes, band-aids, dressing etc
  • Nurofen and Panadol
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Electrolyte replacement
  • Anti-histamine
  • Topical steroid cream
  • Anti-fungal cream
  • Thermometer
  • Antibiotics – there are not required common colds and the flu because there infections are usually caused by viruses. If you are hiking for example, or at increased risk of chest infections (e.g smokers), then an antibiotic for skin and chest infections respectively may be justified. Remember there is no antibiotic “that covers everything” and ideally you should be seen by a doctor if these are required

Other essentials/toiletries to consider in your family packing

Some small essentials we always slip in somewhere between toiletries and first aid kits include:

  • Hair bands
  • Lip balm
  • Safety pins
  • Small scissors
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Cotton buds
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Tampons
  • Tissues

Thumbs up for the kit and ready to travel!

With everything packed, you and your family are ready to enjoy. Happy travels!

References:

Travel First aid kit, available at Two GP Mums

What To Pack In A First Aid Kit When Travelling With Kids, available at https://www.ourglobetrotters.com/packing-list-first-aid-kit-for-travelling-with-kids/

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