Travel Medical Checklist - Start with a List, Check with Your Travel Doctor

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Travel Medical Checklist

When traveling it is always best to plan ahead. Take a look at this list. Print the Travel Medical Checklist below and make an appointment with your family doctor or a travel consultant. From this

From this list, you can have a productive conversation to find the right medicines to take with you when you are traveling. Traveling alone, a friend or with a group planning is key to safe and successful journeys that focus on the places and people and not life’s little adventures and dramas.

Travel Medical Checklist

MedicineWhen to use itSecondary useCheck
Ace Band AidSnake bites– compressionCompression Wrap Sprains – compression
TylenolFor Fevers. It can treat minor aches and pains and reduces fever.AnalgesicAches & Pains
IbuprofenIt can treat fever and mild to severe pain.Nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drugMust be used every 4 hours to work
BenadrylIt can treat pain and itching caused by insect bites, minor cuts, burns, poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac when applied topically. In its oral form, it can treat hay fever, allergies, cold symptoms, and insomnia. In its injected form, it can treat severe allergic reactions, motion sickness, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.Antihistamine
RICERest, Ice, Compress, ElevateTreatment soft tissue injuries
ValacyclovirSun sores can be treated, herpes virus, and infections, including shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes all use this medication to reduce pain and discomfort and promotes healing. It can also treat chickenpox. This medication does not cure herpes or sun sores, but may prevent herpes sores or blisters and outbreaks from spreading.Antiviral drug
CiproIt can treat infectionsAntibiotics
BactrimBroad Antibiotic General StaphAntibiotics Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim
Imodium ADDiarrheaMild food poisoning
Loperamide 2mlDiarrheaFood poisoning
OndansetronNauseaFood poisoning1 pill every 12 hours
TraumedTopical creamTopical anti-Inflammatory
Band Aids/NeosporinTopical ointment

you might want to look at some of the other posts. One good one that will help you when you are planning is

Besides a Travel Medical Checklist take a look at this Trip Planning for an Overseas Trip. It is a pre-departure checklist.

Planning a Trip Overseas? Use This Pre-Departure Checklist