Traveling with children can be intimidating for most parents. Some of the hassles that you may encounter while caring for your sick child include unavailability of medical facilities, language barriers between you and healthcare workers, and the hefty prices that you have to pay at the hospital. It is always better to travel with your trusted medicines that your child’s doctor has approved so you’re ready to explore the rest of the world with your young ones.
When you’re out on the road with your child it is inevitable that he/she may suffer from fever, headaches and other minor body aches due to the stressful travel conditions. Whether it’s riding a plane for the first time or a bumpy boat ride to that island, you may need to have some paracetamol on hand to ease your child’s pain. Medicines like Biogesic Syrup helps alleviate headaches, post-immunization reactions, and fever.
Strenuous activities will always be on your travel to-do list—swimming, hiking, and endless walking around the city. Muscle pain can lead to missed schedules and eventually wasted money. Taking a special formulation of ibuprofen for kids like Dolan FP if they experience high-grade fever.
Perhaps the most important medicine that you can take with you is your trusted vitamins. Your child’s resistance to certain diseases will surely be challenged when you’re under different weather conditions so they will need an extra layer of protection. While taking multivitamins is not the cure to curing common illnesses, it can help boost your child’s vitality and energy levels. Nutritional supplements like Enervon Syrup, Ceelin Plus, and Tiki-Tiki contain essential vitamins like vitamins A and C, lysine, and zinc. Ask your doctor about what kind of vitamins best suits your child’s needs and always follow the recommended dosage.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “allergies may be seasonal or can strike year-round (perennial).” There are different kinds of allergy triggers all around you including:
- Certain foods
- Weather conditions
Always come prepared with allergy medicines formulated for children like Allerkid which contain cetirizine that helps with the relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and skin allergies. Always consult your child’s pediatrician before administering any form of allergy medicine so you are informed of the correct dosage.
No one likes the feeling of being bloated after a sumptuous meal. Your child (most especially small children) may suffer from indigestion or indigestion when he/she is exposed to foods that are new to his/her stomach. Restime has simeticone which is a water-repellant with low surface tension that is used to relieve gassiness.
Diarrhea is the most common dilemma that most travelers encounter and one of its dangerous side effects is dehydration. Hydration salts like Hydrite can aid in treating initial signs of dehydration by replenishing the body’s electrolytes. To read more on how to assess the degree of dehydration and the right dosage for different age groups, click here.
Your child’s needs may differ from other children and sometimes require special medications that can address the problem from the source. Vitamin supplements like Ferlin is prescribed for the prevention or treatment of iron deficiency anemia. Another handy medicine that you can include in your kit is Nasoclear, a nasal spray that helps clear congestion and nasal irritation.
It is important to note that it may be helpful to bring your prescription notes when you are traveling with prescription medicines. Do your research on your destination’s TSA rules on controlled drugs and ensure that you secure the proper documentation for your child’s special pills. Plus, should an unfortunate incident occur while traveling and you lose/run out of meds, your doctor’s actual prescription can help pharmacists abroad better understand what you need. Always pack your medicines in your carry-on luggage.
The medications listed above can be purchased without a prescription but you should always consult your doctor before taking any form of medication, including vitamins. Stop taking any kind of medicine should an allergic/adverse reaction happen. Always update your healthcare professional on all the medications that you are currently taking/taken in the past so he/she can properly prescribe the right kind of medicine for you.