Travel With Basic Medicines
Any Trip Type, Family Vacation, Traveling with kids
Babies, Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Time of Year
Any Time Of Year
One of the easiest ways to ruin a day of travel or possibly an entire trip is to have a sick family member. It can be even worse if you infect each other, and then the entire family gets sick.
You know your kids and their potential ways not to feel well. They might have sensitive ears, and they might often suffer from an upset stomach, perhaps sensitivity to specific foods, etc. Ensure you’re prepared and have what’s needed to make your sick family member feel better as quickly as possible.
So, take some Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications, and if you know one of your family members has specific medical needs, make sure to ask your doctor for a subscription before the trip. Some OTC medications may include general pain relievers, back pain paste, headache medicines, allergy medicines, medicine for upset stomachs, motion sickness prevention medication, and any other medication that might apply to your family or the specific trip.
To avoid any issues in border control, in case you’ll get your luggage searched. Try to take your medications in their original packaging, especially prescription medications. If you can’t take the original package, take a copy of the prescription from your doctor so you can show exactly what your prescription is.
Some countries’ regulations forbid entering specific medications, so it’s always a good idea to check this before your trip.
Adults can get sick as well so take medications for them as well.