What to pack in your holiday medical bag is a question that many families are considering as the holiday season approaches. You don’t want to go over the top and be burdened with useless medications, but by the same token, you need to be well prepared.

The basics for your holiday medical bag

The list of things that Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall suggests you take in your basic holiday medical bag, include the following:

  • Antihistamine
  • Antiseptic
  • Bandage
  • Condoms
  • Insect bite treatment
  • Insect repellent
  • Medication for existing medical conditions
  • Pain killers
  • Scissors
  • Sticking plasters
  • Sun cream
  • Sunburn cream and moisturiser
  • Sterile dressing including gauze
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers

The above list covers the basics, but depending on where you are travelling to, you may need to include some other items too.

Extras for your holiday medical bag – country specific

If you will be travelling abroad, depending on your country of destination, there may be some other items you need to consider packing in your holiday medical bag . For example:

  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Anti-malarial medication
  • Disinfectant for water
  • Rehydration sachets

If you are travelling to an area where the danger of a malaria infection is high, you may also wish to consider packing:

  • Mosquito net
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Clothing pre-treated with mosquito repellent

Check out what jabs you need with the travel clinic at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall

When you will be travelling to foreign climes, it’s also a good idea (in some cases it is a prerequisite) to ensure you are vaccinated against specific diseases, such as yellow fever. If you live and/or work in London, you can drop into the walk in travel clinic service we operate here at Broadgate Clinic London Wall. We can advise you what you may need, administer it, and issue certificates as well, if required.