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First Aid Kit for Traveling

What Should You Include in a First Aid Kit when Traveling?

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center recommends the following items be considered when building your first aid kit for travel:

  • 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
  • Gauze
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Ace bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Sunblock / sunscreen
  • Prescription medications
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Adhesive tape
  • Insect repellent
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Latex-free gloves
  • Barrier device for CPR

Last Updated 10/2021

Reviewed By Leah Carnes, RN

Visiting Cincinnati Childrens.

Cincinnati Children’s has primary care services at locations throughout Greater Cincinnati.