Travel The medicines you should always take on holiday

19:40  17 june  2017
19:40  17 june  2017 Source:   Netdoctor

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They do take up room but then at the end of the holiday they have gone and you can fill up the space with souvenirs…that’s what I do anyway!! 🙂 There are always places to And I think the medicine side of things isn’t worth messing about with…best to know you ’ve got it and you know how it works!

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The medicines you should always take on holiday © Baris Simsek / Getty The medicines you should always take on holiday

Question:

What medical products should I always take on holiday with me?

Rita says

A trip to the pharmacy to buy some travel health essentials should be a on your 'to do' list when preparing for a holiday. Here's a checklist of what you need to buy before you travel whatever your destination.

For the journey:

  • Travel sickness medicines if needed
  • Flight socks – if you are going on a long journey there is an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
  • Ear plugs and an eye mask to help you get some sleep if on a long journey.
  • A small bottle of hand gel.

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Whatever the issues, you should always be prepared for the onset of health problems, whether they have been caused by the failure of the holiday product or a problem with If you are not sure about the medication you are being prescribed with, then ask what each medicine is for and what it will do

Always check with your doctor or health care professional to make sure you are well enough to travel before You should arrange full travel insurance for yourself before going on holiday abroad. A doctor’s letter is required if you take liquid medicines exceeding 100 millilitres into an aircraft’s cabin.

  • A first aid kit with the basics such as plasters, dressings, a crepe bandage, an antiseptic cream and wipes.
  • Painkillers – paracetamol and/or ibuprofen.
  • A good insect repellent – look for one with a high percentage of DEET.
  • Anti-histamines – these can be used if you get insect bites, heat rashes or an allergic reaction.
  • Rehydration sachets such as Dioralyte
  • Anti-diarrhoeal capsules (loperamide)
  • Sunscreen – at least SPF15, for children use SPF 30+ and for babies SPF50+
  • Hydrocortisone cream – to treat skin irritation or insect bites
  • Laxatives – just in case you get constipated
  • Medication for heartburn or upset tummy

Don't forgot that you should also plan to have any vaccinations you might needs, as well as malaria tablets if needed for your destination. You should contact your doctor's surgery at least eight weeks before travelling if you need vaccinations or malaria tablets. Advice on prevention of malaria and travel vaccinations is also available from many pharmacies.

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Should I take this medication on an empty stomach or with food? How often should I take it? Always check all of the labels on the medicine bottle or package for these instructions.

His chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) means he must always take an oxygen Going on holiday with a lung condition. you should bear in mind that different airlines have different A doctor’s letter is required for liquid medicines exceeding 100 millilitres that are taken into the aircraft cabin.

Related: What You Need To Know About Blood Clots When Travelling (Provided by Wochit News)

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