Health Tip: Pack a First-Aid Kit When Traveling

Make room for a few essentials

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(HealthDay News) -- You don't want a minor injury or medical problem to derail your travel plans. So be sure to make room for a first-aid kit with some basic essentials, especially if you're traveling internationally.

The University of Virginia Health System offers this list of items to take with you on your next trip:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Antihistamine, motion sickness, cold and cough, and anti-diarrhea medications.
  • Bandages in different shapes and sizes, as well as gauze pads, tape and an elastic bandage.
  • Tweezers, scissors and safety pins.
  • Antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, hydrocortisone cream and bug spray.
  • A pair of rubber gloves and a thermometer.
  • A chemical cold pack for burns or sprains.
  • A bottle of sunscreen.

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