First Aid Kit For Travelers On Luxury Vacations

By: Virginia Morgan

One common fear for travelers on a luxury travel vacation is becoming ill while traveling. From a mild case to of the sniffles to a serious complication, there are some simple items that any experienced traveler should bring with them on every trip. Some items are common, but if you need them right away, it is best to have your own. Here are some great suggestions on things you need to have in your travel first aide kit.

Medication

The first thing all travelers should bring, especially those on a luxury world cruise, is your regular medication. Whether it is something as simple as nose spray to items such as insulin, if you use it daily at home, you should continue doing so on your travels. Be sure that they are clearly marked and keep them in the original prescription bottles. You will also want to bring anti-diarrhea medication, such as over the counter Loperamide Hydrochloride (i.e. Imodium). Be sure to carefully read and follow the directions before you take it and never use it if there is blood in the stool. You also will want to bring an anti inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen. This will also serve, in some cases, as a pain reliever, but you may want to bring asprin as well, as these two medications work differently. Those who are prone to allergies or colds should pack an over the counter decongestant such as Sudafed. Check out http://www.amtcruises.com for the latest luxury world cruise deals.

Skin Care

Changes in weather and altitude can really dry out your skin, so make sure to pack a hearty moisturizer to apply to both your face and your body. This is especially important if you are planning a luxury Alaskan cruise, as this state has weather notorious for chafing the skin, and is often exaggerated on a cruise ship. It is also important to pack plenty of sun block. Remember, it does not have to be sunny outside to be burned! You should also carry insect repellent, just in case. For help planning your luxury Alaskan cruise visit http://www.amtvacations.com/american-express-cruises-alaska.

Personal Hygiene

Of course, you should bring the regular first aid kit items on luxury vacations. Band-aids, Neosporin, medical tape, tweezers, and clippers. Make sure these are not stored on your carry on, or they will be confiscated. Make sure to prepare any personal hygiene items as well. Antibacterial hand wash, mouth wash and aloe vera gel are all good ideas. Women should be sure to always carry items for their menstrual cycle, even if they are not expecting to begin their period. Changes in climate or altitude can bring on an early cycle. It is also important to bring any birth control items yourself, so you can be assured of the quality and the source. Learn more about American Express Vacations at http://www.amtvacations.com/reliable.htm.

These are good starting points, but your luxury travel vacation first aid kit is up to you. You can add or subtract items that would best suite your individual needs and preferences. Of course, before taking any medication, check with your doctor. Read the directions on any creams or over-the-counter medications, and don't be afraid to call your doctor while on vacation if you have any questions.

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