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Health/Safety Tips for Vacation Packing

As you start packing and getting ready to go on that long awaited vacation, there are few tips that can be implemented to help ensure that everyone remains safe, healthy, and has a great time.


Are you or any of your family members taking prescription medications? If so, you’ll want to make sure they don’t get left behind…and when packing your medications its important to keep in mind the storage criteria for each medication. Also, if you or a family member has any severe allergies don’t forget to pack your prescribed Epinephrine.


Another item that should always be packed is a first-aid kit. You never know when someone might get a minor cut, scrape, burn, bee sting, etc. Some valuable items that should be included in the first aid kit include (but aren’t limited to):


Items to Pack in First-Aid Kits

-- Band-aids and other bandages for treating blisters, cuts, scrapes, etc.

-- Antibiotic ointment for helping prevent any wounds from getting infected

-- Insect spray for keeping the bugs away

-- Anti-itch cream for treating any insect bites or stings

-- Sunscreen for preventing sunburns

-- Aloe for treating any sunburns that do occur

-- OTC pain relievers like Advil or Tylenol

-- Anti-motion sickness (noting ruins a cruise, boat ride, car ride, etc. quicker than someone vomiting!)

-- Antihistamines

-- Antacid medications

-- Antibacterial hand wipes


Making life just a little bit easier, Mountainside Medical Equipment offers a comprehensive selection of first-aid kits. Browse through today and see which kit would be best suited for you, your family, and your upcoming vacation. We also offer a wide selection of vitamins and supplements that can come handy to help boost the immune system and keep everyone feeling healthy and energized while on vacation.


Another great tip… don’t forget to pack the insurance cards. While nobody anticipates getting sick or injured while on vacation, unfortunately it does happen from time to time.


Also, if you plan on flying to your destination, it is always a good idea to check the Transportation Security Administration website for an up-to-date list of items and medications that are allowed on airplanes.



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