R&R’s Tips – Healthcare Whilst Away


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R&R’s Tips – Healthcare Whilst Away

MedicationsWe all look forward to a break away and so there’s nothing worse than becoming ill on your travels. Below is our checklist of things you may wish to take with you..

– any of your usual medications & always make sure you have enough to last you throughout your trip.

– paracetamol for pain relief and ibuprofen for anti-inflammatory

– antihistamines for allergies

– insect repellent and relief spray for any insect bites

– high factor sunscreen and aftersun. Aloe Vera is also very good at treating sunburn should you need it

– motion sickness tablets

– antidiarrhoeal drugs

– plasters of various sizes, and maybe pop in a few waterproof ones in too


We know it’s not always intentional but it’s advised to avoid getting bitten. Although we have both fallen victim to bites on more than one occasion, it’s always best to cover up especially when you’re in the tropics. Apply lots of insect repellant whenever you go out and use a plug-in insect repellent in your room to keep mosquitos at bay during the night.

Another tip is to regularly wash your hands to avoid coming into contact with common complaints of the country you’re visiting. This advice is especially important when you’re about to eat.

Lastly, no body really enjoys getting vaccinated however, check out which vaccinations it’s advised that you have before visiting a country. The NHS website provides further information on this.