Medical Products You Probably Don’t Need to Pack

by Allie Moore

Mar 21, 2019

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Tips / Travel

The internet is teeming with countless listicles that advise you on what to pack for your next vacation, especially when it comes to products to help you stay safe and healthy while miles away from home. But there are some medical products you might not really need, despite the overflow of suggestions.


Motion-Sickness Wristbands

The jury is still out on whether these nausea-reducing wristbands work for motion sickness that may arise on busses or boats, but some avid travelers swear by them. If you plan to try a wristband on your next trip, pack an alternative method of motion sickness treatment to cover your bases.


Rehydration Salts

When stricken with food poisoning, dehydration can be a serious concern, and the unexpectedness of such an ailment while away from home can wreak havoc on a holiday. While oral rehydration salts mixed with water can certainly replace lost electrolytes, other brands of drinks can be purchased at local pharmacies, such as Pedialyte, and can also do the trick.


Aloe Vera

This all-natural remedy can do wonders for sunburn, but so can your everyday moisturizer. If you’re limited on suitcase space and have to face TSA restrictions on liquids, opt to bring some moisturizer with SPF rather than aloe vera, which you also can buy once you arrive in your destination if an emergency arises.



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