I’m a pretty healthy traveller. I rarely get sick.
But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like to be prepared, especially when I’m in a foreign country or stuck in a plane when you suddenly feel airsick, crampy or headachy. So I always like to keep a small kit in my carry-on or laptop bag.
Here’s are some of the things that I always have nearby:
- an Analgesic of some type. My preference is Ibuprofen (Advil), since it’s also an anti-inflammatory, but depending on what works for you, Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ASA (Aspirin) might work;
- an anti-diaherral medication;
- sea or air sickness medication like Gravol or your favourite generic brand;
- a small bottle hand sanitizer;
- small tube of petroleum jelly (vaseline). It has so many great uses; and,
- an antihistamine like Benadryl, which can be useful for itching associated with sunburn, insect bites, poison ivy and allergies.
The New York Times published its version of the travel first aid kit here, so you might want to review both lists and develop your preferred “Go To” kit.
The Real Life Traveler | Cruise & Vacation Specialist
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