We all need to look after ourselves and stay healthy throughout the year, especially when we are on holiday! Whether we want to doze off on the sun lounger or get cosy on a winter ski trip, we still need to make sure we pack all our health essentials. According to the Daily Express, one in four of us have fallen ill on holiday. While some illnesses can be attributed to bad luck or a serious change in diet, sometimes it’s down to the restaurant or hotel. In those cases you can look into holiday compensation claims. I want to help you avoid having to go down that road, so as well as your sunhat or thermal underwear, don’t forget your medical supplies to make sure you make the most of your holiday.
My Summer Health Kit Essentials
Suncream and After sun
I use Malibu suncream and aftersun. I have been using this for a long time for my summer holidays. The travel bag is very handy, as it contains after sun cream too.
I don’t usually get bitten by mosquitos, but I still make sure I repel those pesky mosquitos just in case! I use the roll on Jungle Formula.
I make sure I bring good UV protecting sunglasses for summer as well as winter holidays. Try and find sunglasses that range from category 2 to 4 as this will give you the best UV protection.
Sudocrem is good for spots, cuts, bites or burns. I get the 30g which is a perfect travel companion.
I once stubbed my toe pretty badly on a pavement and then another year managed to step on glass! I always seem to hurt my feet!
Allergy/dining out cards
If I am travelling to a foreign country, I always bring my gluten free dining out cards. They are available in lots of languages, and you can also download apps as well. See my tips on gluten free holidays for more!
Important for any holiday, summer and winter. I always have these to hand in my travel bag as well as sickness tablets, dioralyte and paracetamol. The blackcurrant dioralyte really works!
My Winter Health Kit Essentials
Body Me sachet
Great for my soul. Body Me create bars and protein blends that are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, raw, vegetarian and vegan! They are full of goodness and this little sachet goes a long, long way!
I always need a boost of energy regularly throughout the day. I munch on fruity, nut bars and usually go for one that has a little bit of chocolate!
Pukka Elderberry and Echinacea Tea
Echinacea helps to reduce the symptoms of cold, flu and infections. Elderberry is good for sinus pain, fatigue and boosting your immune system. This tea makes me feel so warm and revitalised!
I take the Kwells melt in mouth tablets. I do tend to feel a bit sick in enclosed spaces when I can’t get any fresh air, so I always make sure I take these before my journey.
Sunscreen and lip balm
I wear a higher factor on winter holidays. Even in colder climates, we can still catch the sun, so don’t forget to apply suncream or a moisturiser with SPF. I use EOS balm.
Small First Aid Kit
Definitely good to have a first aid kit with you, wherever you are in the world!
And one last thing…
Apart from the obvious documentation such as tickets and passport, I also have a EHIC card. You can still use these at the moment. The European Health Insurance Card is issued free of charge and allows anyone who is insured by or covered by a statutory social security scheme of the EEA countries and Switzerland to receive medical treatment during a temporary stay. It is not an alternative to health insurance.
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