Take a moment in your holiday planning to think about keeping the family healthy by packing a few useful medical items so that you will have things on hand if someone isn’t well – saving you valuable time (which we all know is precious on holiday) and money.
Here are a few suggestions of what to include in your family toiletry kit – you can purchase travel size toiletries from chemists which don’t take up much room, keep them in a small plastic cosmetic bag or invest in a travellers First Aid Kit.
Hand sanitizers (use as often as possible)
Cream for baby nappy rash
Antihistamines – for allergies and insect bites
Antiseptic cream and wipes – for minor cuts
Arnica cream to treat bruises
Sun cream – high factor for kids, and cover up
After sun cream
Take enough prescription medicine with you and keep in your hand luggage
Keep a few items in your hand luggage too, in case you need a few things before you get to your destination, obviously in small packages if your travel involves a flight.
TOP TIPS FOR THE FAMILY TO STAY HEALTHY
Wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in the sun to avoid sunstroke
Avoid drinking tap water but drink plenty of bottled water to keep hydrated
Try and avoid undercooked meat, shellfish and salads – these might not have been washed in safe water – to avoid upset tummy bugs
IF HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE A BIT MORE SERIOUS
Local Chemists always have a lot of knowledge on minor ailments which is free and they can prescribe medication for minor problems
When you are out and about, check where the nearest Pharmacy or hospital is located
If you do need to seek professional emergency assistance
Hopefully your holiday will go completely smoothly but in the event of any minor ailments occurring you will be fully prepared.
Keep well and of course, enjoy your important family time together.