The contents of a travel health kit should be tailored to the traveler’s needs, type of travel, length of travel, and destination. A travel health kit can help to ensure travelers have supplies they need to manage preexisting medical conditions,prevent illness related to traveling and take care of minor health problems as they occur.
All medications should be carried in their original containers with clear labels, so the contents are easily identified. Travelers should carry copies of all prescriptions, including their generic names. For controlled substances and injectable medications, travelers should carry a note from the prescribing physician or from the travel clinic on letterhead stationery. Certain medications are not permitted in certain countries. If there is a question about these restrictions, particularly with controlled substances, travelers should contact the embassy or consulate of the destination country. sily identified.
Travelers with preexisting medical conditions should carry enough medication for the duration of their trip and an extra supply, in case the trip is extended for any reason. People with preexisting conditions, such as diabetes or allergies, should consider wearing an alert bracelet (such as those available fromwww.medicalert.org) and making sure this information is on a card in their wallet and with their other travel documents.
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