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First Aid Kit for Traveling

In addition to typical first aid items, like bandages and antibiotic ointment, physicians at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center recommend the following travel items:

  • Resealable plastic bag (use as a makeshift ice bag) or cold packs
  • Children’s Tylenol / ibuprofen (with appropriate dosing information for your child's age and weight)
  • Emergency contacts &  phone numbers
  • Antibacterial scrub or soap, used to clean small abrasions or cuts
  • Electrical outlet covers
  • Dramamine / Benadryl / Imodium
  • Assorted Band-Aids
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Ace bandages /  gauze bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Sunblock / sunscreen
  • Prescription medications
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Adhesive tape
  • Triangular bandages
  • Insect repellent
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Exam gloves (if possible)
  • Barrier device for CPR

Last Updated: 04/2014