A Holiday Checklist: 10 Essential Pharmacy Items For Your Summer Holiday

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There are so many minor medical problems that can strike when you’re traveling or on your summer holiday. To avoid them ruining your summer, you need to make sure that you take the right pharmacy items with you. But which pharmacy items are necessary? The holiday checklist below will help you out.

1. Travel Sickness Tablets

If you know that you are someone who is likely to experience travel sickness, it’s best to have some travel sickness tablets with you. Travel sickness can linger and cause you discomfort even after you’ve arrived at your destination, so it makes sense to combat it. It can strike no matter how you travel, whether it’s by road, air or sea. Be prepared and swerve that sickness.

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2. First Aid Kit

First aid kits are essential when you’re traveling. You don’t want to be caught out by a minor injury that develops into something worse because you didn’t treat it. Even minor cuts can get infected if they are not handled correctly. Having a first aid kit with you on your summer holiday will help you to ensure that you can respond immediately to any minor injuries you experience.

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3. Insect Repellent

In some locations that you can travel to during the summer, insects can be a big problem. It’s an annoyance that no one particularly enjoys dealing with. So, to make sure that you can handle this problem as soon as it arises, be sure to take some insect repellent with you. Not having that in your bag could make your holiday a lot less enjoyable because you won’t be able to do anything about those pesky insects.

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4. Headache Tablets

Headache tablets are another minor essential that can save you a lot of hassle. Headaches might not seem like much of a big deal, but when you get a persistent one, it can drive you crazy and stop you from enjoying your holiday. All of that trouble could be so easily avoided if you just took some headache tablets with you on your trip. Many people forget to, so make sure you don’t.

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5. Diarrhoea Medication

When you take a trip to a place where the food is different, it can sometimes disagree with your digestive system. Sometimes, the tap water in the local area can have this effect too. That’s why you should always take diarrhoea medication with you. It could save you big time when this problem strikes. No one wants to be unprepared for that.

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6. Malaria Tablets

If there’s even a small chance that you could be struck by malaria on your summer holiday, you should take malaria tablets with you. These are usually consumed each day, but you should read the pack for precise guidance. They can stop you from getting malaria, which is usually passed on via mosquitos. So, if you know there will be mosquitos where you’re going, take malaria tablets.

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7. Sunscreen

Most people who head off on a summer holiday want to expose themselves to the sun. It’s what summer’s all about. But it has to be done safely. The sun can do a lot of damage to your skin if you’re not careful, and that’s why you need to take sunscreen with you. Apply it each morning and stay protected throughout your summer holiday. It’ll help you avoid the discomfort of sunburn. 

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8. After Sun

Ideally, you’ll take the above advice and make sure that you don’t get burnt in the first place. But we all make mistakes, and it’s best to be prepared for these. So, take some after sun with you. This is applied to your skin when you have been burnt by the sun. It will ease the discomfort and make it possible for you to enjoy the rest of your holiday.


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9. Condoms

Safe sex is essential to protect against STDs and for family planning. You don’t want to have any problems arise as a result of not using a condom, which is why you should always have some with you when you travel. That way, you can be sure that you can have fun and always stay safe.


10. Allergy Tablets

If you have an allergy, you need to be prepared to deal with its side effects. If these start to cause you problems while you’re on holiday and you don’t have the right medication to limit the effects, you will not be happy. So, take the relevant allergy tablets with you and keep them near throughout your holiday.