9 Simple, Stress-Reducing Items That Doctors and Nurses Always Pack for Vacation
You know the feeling: you’re on a vacation or a work trip, and suddenly you’re dealing with a headache, motion sickness, or even blisters from a new pair of shoes. Whatever it is, it sucks — and you didn’t pack a remedy for what ails you. Maybe you’re camping and forgot to pack calamine lotion for bug bites, and now you’re awake scratching your knees all night, or you got a nasty sunburn while out kayaking and are in desperate need of aloe’s comforting, cooling touch.
Because no one wants to schedule a drugstore stop when they’re on the road or to be stuck in bed dealing with a stomach bug, we consulted medical experts for their top travel “first aid” essentials that address a variety of concerns, from riding-in-the-backseat nausea to those pesky blisters. Here’s what nurses and doctors always pack when they’re on the road.