The next time you travel, have your doctor prepare an emergency medical kit for you.
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.
For more information about health and travel, check out:
- Traveling Overseas With Prescription Medication
- Air Travel Health Risks—And How to Avoid Them
- What You Should Pack In Your First Aid Medical Kit
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