Packing An Emergency Medical Bag

· Let's talk about germs, baby. ·

March 19, 2017 2 Comments

Let’s talk about germs, baby.

Ah, the travel bug. Once you’re hit it changes your whole life for the better. But what about the other travel bug? The one that leaves you vomiting in your Airbnb in a new country you traveled 20+ hours to get to.

Trust me, you do not want to find yourself sick as a dog in a place where there is little to no access to medical supplies. Keep in mind not everywhere has 24 hour convenience stores (talking to you, Americans). Here’s how to always be prepared, no matter what this germ filled world throws at you.

HOW TO PACK A MEDICAL BAG:

There’s a fine line between preparing for the worst and bringing an entire CVS store. Here’s what I pack in my emergency medical bag:

Tylenol or Advil: For headaches, pains and fever

Neosporin: Lowers the risk of infection if (and when) you get cut

Band-Aids

Benadryl: For unexpected allergic reactions and to help you sleep if needed.

Imodium

Cough Drops: Bring a handful just in case. You don’t want to keep up your fellow travelers in a hostel or on a plane/bus.

Hydrocortisone Cream: For insect bites or rashes

BONUS TIPS:

X If you know you’re going abroad start PRO BIOTICS a month before and continue taking during your trip. This will help with digestive issues you get from foods you aren’t used to.

X I highly suggest investing in travel insurance before going abroad:
A Guide To Travel Insurance

X Know how to contact your embassy in case of an emergency:
Locate the Nearest Embassy or Consulate

Hanna Jobes

2 Comments

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    Raymond Carroll

    July 22, 2017

    Nice list – I always pack an emergency medical bag for my travels. I haven’t heard of Neosporin – I’ll check it out and maybe take some with me for my upcoming trek in Nepal. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      Hanna Jobes

      July 23, 2017

      It’s crazy not to! Too much happens out there on the road 😉

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