If you are planning to go for long weekend holiday make sure you are well prepared. It sounds easy just to pack up your thing and put it in your luggage, normally you’ll forget to bring your daily medicine. Prepare the umbrella before raining, that’s why you have to ensure that you have enough of your usual medication for the whole trip. Take the name of your medicine and your doctor’s instructions with you, it will be useful especially if you don’t speak the local language. You should also look into the medicine’s side-effects and whether factors like the sun provoke them. Always keep vital medication in your hand luggage, particularly if you have diabetes and use insulin. Some medicines such as morphine products and stimulant medication have special restrictions if you want to take them abroad. For advice on your particular medicine, talk to your GP and check the Foreign Office Website, and you may need to get your doctor to write an explanation in English, French or Spanish, stating that the relevant medication is for personal use.
To prevent misfortune and accidents, it’s always good to have something handy to relieve headache, diarrhea, and insect bites, so include such items in a first aid kit for travelling abroad. HIV and sexually transmitted disease are something you always have to guard against. Make sure you pack the necessary barrier contraception, ie condoms. For more exotic journeys, you may need to add items such as antimalarial tablets and water sterilization tablets to the medicine chest. If you are planning a fairly long trip, it is often possible to get your doctor to prescribe products for the emergency treatment of everyday illnesses such as a sore throat, colds, constipation, and traveller’s diarrhea.
After the medicines you also need to bring the sunblock, your daily face wash, insect spray or other mosquito repellent, multi vitamins, and the most important is your ID, driving license, passport (if you are traveling abroad).
Make list before you go and put everything you’ll need in the list and check it again a night before you go, don’t let small details spoiled your holiday…..
Happy holiday…. Cheers!!!