First Aid

First Aid Essentials Fit for Summer Travel

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It's not practical to bring an entire medicine cabinet along on every getaway, but it is important to be prepared no matter where you go. Motion sickness, tummy upsets, and the flu are just a few of the many health issues that can follow you on vacation. Cruise ships and resorts don’t always carry medicine, and the last thing you want to do is go searching for the nearest local drugstore when you’re sick and away from home.

If you plan to travel this summer, a carefully curated first aid kit can serve you and your family well in any situation. So, grab your bags and get ready to pack these homeopathic essentials before your next trip.

For skin irritations and sunburn: Calendula Cream promotes the healing of cuts, scrapes, chafing, and sunburn while it soothes and moisturizes.* Directions: Apply a thin layer of cream to the affected area 3 times a day or as needed.

For travel aches and pains: Arnica montana 6C relieves muscle pain and stiffness associated with jet lag, such as long hours sitting in cramped spaces such as planes or automobiles.* Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue in the afternoon until muscle pains are relieved.

For heartburn: Acidil relieves occasional heartburn, acid indigestion, bloating or upset stomach.* Dosage: Adults and children 12 years of age and older: At the onset of symptoms, dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue every 15 minutes for 1 hour. If necessary, dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue 15 minutes before meals until symptoms are relieved.

For nausea: Nux vomica 30C relieves nausea and digestive troubles from overindulgence in food or alcohol.* Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue 3 times a day. Decrease frequency with improvement.

For traveler’s diarrhea: Arsenicum album 30C relieves foul-smelling, burning diarrhea from food poisoning, associated with weakness and relieved by heat or hot food.* Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue after each bowel movement. Decrease frequency with improvement.

For motion sickness: Cocculus indicus 6C relieves motion sickness with vertigo and feeling weak, and improved by heat.* Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue every hour or as needed. Decrease frequency with improvement. For planned trips, dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue 3 times the day before the trip, then again just before the trip.

For airsickness: Borax 30C helps relieve travel sickness, especially in planes during downward acceleration.* Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue every hour or as needed. Decrease frequency with improvement. For planned trips, dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue 3 times the day before the trip, then again just before the trip.

For seasickness: Petroleum 6C relieves motion sickness improved by eating and by heat.* Dosage: Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue every hour or as needed. Decrease frequency with improvement. For planned trips, dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue 3 times the day before the trip, then again just before the trip.

For flu-like symptoms: Oscillococcinum relieves body aches, headache, fever, chills, and fatigue.* Dosage: Adults and children 2 years of age and older: Dissolve entire contents of one tube under the tongue every 6 hours, up to 3 times a day.

Need help packing and storing your medicines? Check out Boiron’s handy Travel Kit that can hold up to 16 tubes.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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