There’s nothing worse than having your trip hampered by an unexpected illness, especially when you’re in a place where you can’t get access to immediate medical care. While you can’t always foresee every medical emergency that could possibly happen during your trip, it’s best to be prepared for the most common ones by bringing your travel pack medicine.
Before you actually assemble your travel medicine pack, it’s best to consult your GP in case you need certain vaccines before you go off to your holiday destination. If you’re undergoing treatment, you will need to obtain a prescription from your GP or family doctor. Make sure to bring this along with your medicines.
You may also want to pack a sufficient amount of medicines especially if you are travelling with your family. Note that different people require different types of medications.
Putting together your kit
You can purchase an already-assembled travel pack medicine through your local chemist. A pre-packed kit usually has all the essentials that you could possibly need to cover anything that might come up during your holiday. You can go ahead and enjoy your holiday with just this little pack or you could build your kit from it, adding medications you specifically take on a regular basis or to address any health condition you may have. If you have asthma, for example, you might want to toss an inhaler in there.
Depending on the country you’re going to, you might want to take additional items such as antibiotics. It’s also important that you and anyone travelling with you are familiar with the items in the kit and how to use them. In case of emergency, it would help if you can administer first aid sufficiently using your travel medicine kit.