Be Prepared for Spring and Summer Travel
Tips from nonprofit Nemours
Ready to hit the road? Before you travel, here are a few reminders from Nemours, a nonprofit foundation and pediatric health system based in Florida.
Be sure to pack any medicines and other medical supplies you and your family use regularly, in case they are hard to find at your destination. Don’t forget inhalers, allergy medication and insulin, if needed.
• Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen.
• A small first-aid kit that includes antiseptic, antibiotic ointment, bandages and other OTC medications your doctor may recommend.
• Sunscreen products.
• Insect repellent (the most effective ones contain DEET).
• Waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Do some research before your trip to locate a hospital or medical care facility near your destination, particularly if your child has a chronic health condition. If you’re traveling overseas, try to find one where English is spoken.