What to Pack in Your Travel Health Kit for the Family
For us parents, we always worry about our kids. We make it a priority to secure everything from point A to point B. Which is the main reason for making sure that everyone in the family is healthy and have a reliable way to check their well-being. No matter how young or old your kids are, your worry and concern remain the same. Even more when your kid or the whole family is away from home. If you’re planning to have a short get-away or are going out of town, then this post is definitely for you!
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Personally, we always travel with a health kit regardless of the destination and the intent of the trip. Whether it is luxury travel, business trip or planned vacation with the whole family, traveler’s health kit should always be carried.
Besides from packing the basic first aid tools and medicines, there are also certain items that everyone must include in their kit. We used to be clueless on what to bring. It took us a few tries before we figured out what we really needed. If you need some tips on what items to carry, check out this simple list that will surely come in handy.
– Prescription medicines that you take on a regular basis at home. For example, those medicines to control or maintain the right blood pressure.
– Over the counter medicines like loperamide, antihistamine, anti-motion sickness, ibuprofen, cough drops, and antacids.
– Insect repellant, sunscreen or sunblock, antibacterial hand wipes, hand sanitizer, nose drops and eye drops.
– First aid items like bandages, gauze, antiseptic, tweezer, scissor, cotton swabs, antifungal and antibacterial spray or creams and disposable rubber gloves.
– Thermometer, water purification tablets, ear plugs and bed/mosquito net.
– Health insurance card and copies of claim forms.
– All prescriptions as well as a list of medications.
– Health insurance or any type of travel insurance (and emergency evacuation information).
– Identification cards or contact cards that show all the important information about you including your home address and, more importantly, the contact numbers of your family—so anyone can contact them in case of an emergency.
– Proof of vaccination and copies of a medical waiver.
It’s also quite important for you to always carry a smartphone, tablet or laptop wherever you plan to go. Aside from using them as tools for communication, it can also give you easy access to doctors, if any untoward incident occurs. For this, I can highly recommend the Convenient Care Now app.
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With Convenient Care Now app, you can be sure to have peace of mind even if you experience certain sickness or injury away from home. You can even utilize it to help people at areas where medical assistance is badly needed (if your travel is on a humanitarian mission or something like that). As for the fee, it’s way cheaper than traditional doctor appointments and hospital visits.
These health kit items are extremely important for you to have a safe and sound travel. Always remember each and every one of them most especially the Convenient Care Now app for your future travels. Currently, the app works best in New Jersey (only available in New Jersey at the moment), readers outside of NJ will not have the same experience. So if you’re from NJ give their service a try and use the code CARENOW7 for a free visit.
Disclosure: I have partnered with Convenient Care Now. All opinions stated on this post is 100% my own.