Family travel first aid kit essentials is a paid collaborative post with ENTEROSGEL which is a drug-free treatment for diarrhoea, bloating and pain and the perfect addition to your first aid armoury, in fact, I would go so far as saying an essential part of any family first aid kit. We travelled abroad for the first time in five years this summer so I had to put together a first-aid kit for our holiday abroad.
Because we were travelling abroad, I had more than I have in my basic first aid kit in the car as when you are abroad you don’t know the language and I feel it pays to be prepared and include all the family travel first aid kit essentials in my packing list. I would rather take a larger selection but less of it as we can always find more when we are away.
What to have in your first aid kit for travel abroad
If you are in the UK then make sure you have your UK Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC) or UK European Health Insurance Card (UK EHIC), which allows you to access medically necessary state-provided healthcare when you’re visiting an EU country or Switzerland. Also, make sure you have appropriate travel insurance for your trip.
- Prescription medication and a copy of current prescriptions.
- Scissors – I have a small pair of scissors.
- Age-appropriate pain relief including children’s and babies’ liquid pain reliever containing paracetamol or ibuprofen – I love the single sachets for my travel kit as there is no measuring and they are even great for adults when you want immediate relief.
- ENTEROSGEL – this is a drug-free treatment for diarrhoea, bloating and pain. It is the only available treatment for acute or short-term diarrhoea, that is suitable for children under 12 years with Enterosgel Kids being suitable for the whole family including children aged 0+. It has no known side effects and doesn’t interact with other medications, making it a safe choice for parents. Enterosgel can be used by breastfeeding and pregnant parents and is preservative-free and vegan-friendly.
- Plasters – perfect for cuts and grazes and yes, I carry character ones for the kids. I also have blister plasters as they are amazing.
- Safety pins – these are ace for a variety of things from holding together a reusable nappy, to securing bandages.
- Latex Free Gloves – Prevents contamination when cleansing a cut.
- Hand sanitiser – I take this everywhere in the cost covid era.
- Thermometer – I have the travel strips in my travel kit.
- Antiseptic cream – or antibiotic ointment is useful to have for grazes and small cuts.
- Hydrocortisone cream for insect bites.
- Micropore tape – for securing dressings.
- Antiseptic wipes – these are a handy way to clean cuts and grazes.
- Antacids for heartburn and indigestion.
- Burn gel sachets.
- Motion sickness medication – mainly for me as I get terribly travel sick.
- Assorted bandages and gauze pads – I tend to take a small selection.
This summer I have discovered a gut health product called ENTEROSGEL that has completely changed my life. My whole family are now using it and it’s doing wonders. I also gave some to my best friend for her travel first aid kit.
It is a drug-free treatment for diarrhoea, bloating and pain. It comes in tubes or sachets, you mix it with water and drink it 3 times a day and what it does – it passes through your gut mopping or binding to bacterial toxins, allergens, viruses and then removing them out of your gut in the stool. It works like a clever sponge in your gut gently cleansing the harmful substances that cause diarrhoea. Just like washing your hands with a hand gel – ENTEROSGEL is a gel to cleanse your gut. It is such a revolutionary product, you need it in your home, your first aid care and in your travel bag.
I gave ENTEROSGEL to the boys when they had an upset tummy and it worked quickly, they woke up the following morning feeling absolutely fine! Plus the gel is tasteless so perfect for younger children and it’s also non-allergenic, the research behind is amazing, it’s safe and effective with many 5 star reviews.
If you suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, ENTROSGEL can help improve your quality of life. The latest study showed it helps 80% of sufferers relieving all main symptoms of IBS-D – pain, bloating and urgency. I have used it when I have accidently eaten something that I have a reaction to and it really made a difference to my pain (the joy of an issue to garlic, onions and other foods), so much so, I keep a couple of sachets in my handbag.
I wanted to share it with you so you can start using it during your holidays and will be also ready for back-to-school season. It is readily available, you can buy it from Boots, holland&barrett and even Amazon.