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Travel Tip: What You Should Pack in a Travel Medical Kit

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The next time you travel, have your doctor prepare an emergency medical kit for you.

It’s simple.

Ask your doctor to give you a small packet containing well-labeled gastrointestinal medication for diarrhea, cramps, or nausea.

Then, two pain medications.

Two medications for sleep or anxiety.

Ask for eye ointment or drops.

Include a pair of tweezers if you happen to get a splinter or step on a small piece of glass.

Last but not least, make sure there are band aids and gauze.

If any of these are prescription medicines, have your doctor enclose a letter explaining them by both their brand names and generic names.

I never leave home without it—and you shouldn’t either.

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