General International Travel Recommendations

The CDC recommends taking a Travel Kit (see link ) with the following products on a trip so you are prepared for various minor concerns that may arise. Below are our recommendations for your Basic Travel Kit:

Anti-Diarrheal Medications


Pepto-Bismol

Imodium

Antihistamines (for minor allergy symptoms)


Benadryl

Children’s Benadryl

Claritin (Non Drowsy)

Anti-Motion Sickness Medication (for cruises, planes, safari vehicles, etc)


Dramamine (Adult)

Dramamine (Children)

Medicine for Minor Aches


Tylenol

Ibuprofen

Mild Stool Softener


Peri-Colace (Senna/Docusate)

Antacid


Pepcid

Cough suppressant/Expectorant


Robitussin DM

Mucinex DM

Antifungal Cream


Lotrimin

Antibacterial Cream (for minor cuts/scrapes/bites)


Neosporin

Steroid Creams (for itching, mosquito bites, rashes)


1% Hydrocortisone

SPF 15 or Greater Sunscreen


Banana Boat (Adult)

Banana Boat (Children)

Antibacterial hand wipes or alcohol based sanitizer


Purell

Wipes

Bandages

Thermometer

Sunburns Aloe Gel

Sleep Aid Melatonin

Water Purification Products


Purification Drops

LifeStraw

Other Travel Necessities


World Charger

Mens Travel Kit

Women’s Travel Kit

Topical Repellents

Topical Repellents (first line of defense against mosquito borne illnesses)

Most Commonly Used


       

Traveler’s Diarrhea


Traveling abroad puts you at high risk for Traveler’s Diarrhea which is the most common travel related illness. The CDC recommends to take anti-diarrheal medications with you on your trip. Many travelers to high risk locations should bring antiobiotics to help minimize issues/symptoms. Our formal consultation will identify the travel risks and if antibiotics are recommended. Please see our Handouts on Travelers Diarrhea and Safe Food and Drink for more information. Below are over the counter anti-diarrheal medications that are first line for gastrointestinal issues during travel

   

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