As a pharmacist, it’s my job to know what medicines do. As a traveler, it’s my job to pack them up in as small of a package as possible.
A lot of what we’ll bring along depends on where we’re going…the kit for ten weeks in remote South Africa is quite different from a week in Florida Keys. However, for travel basics here are a few we don’t leave the country without:
Travel Medicine Kit
*Imodium (loperamide) – for stomach upsets that threaten to upset the entire trip
*Hydrocortisone cream – because itchy mango rashes can creep up anywhere!
*Aleve (naproxen sodium) – sometimes we still think we’re 20!
*Benadryl (diphenhydramine) – doubles for allergy relief and a sleep aid in noisy hostels
*Wet wipes – so many uses; cleaning scrapes, wiping down airplane trays, sticky hands, etc.
*Neosporin (triple antibiotic) first aid cream – see above
Your own kit doesn’t have to be very large, just a few of the basics. It’s often much cheaper and convenient to have a small over-the-counter medicine supply with you than to be searching for a store in an unfamiliar place. Be sure to check expiration dates between trips (as I’ve been known to forget).
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