Packing a First Aid & Medicine Kit for Travel

If you get a cut, scrap, headache, or a cold during a cruise, buying first aid supplies and medicine from onboard shops or the medical office can be expensive and they are not open 24 hours a day. You save money, pain, and sleepless nights by packing your own First Aid & Medicine Kit. Your kit should include…

  • Band-aids
  • Antibiotic ointment (Neosporin)
  • Anti-itch stick for insect bites (After Bite)
  • Tylenol, Advil, or other pain relief/fever reducer
  • Anti-gas/antacid (such as Gas-X, Maalox, Alka Seltzer)
  • Cough drops
  • Ginger pills & meclizine for motion sickness
  • Anti-diarrhea & laxatives
  • Melatonin (a sleep aid supplement)
  • Nail clipper for hang or chipped nails
  • Tweezers for splinters (or unruly eye brows!)
  • Red eye relief drops (Visine)

I also take additional steps to prevent getting sick by taking Emergen-C or Airborne daily, wash my hands frequently, and use the hand sanitizer stations before meals.

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