Many of us have been in the situation where we have needed to stock-up on some health care products and medical supplies before heading off on a holiday.
For those of you who decided to take pot luck with what you could find on the endless rows of health care products in your local supermarket, you may well have taken the risk of choosing unsuitable medical products for yourself and your family. This of course has the risk of experiencing adverse reactions that could spoil the whole holiday experience.
There are many factors to take into account when preparing for a holiday whether with your family, friends or by yourself, and you need to make sure that you have the correct health care and medical products which will provide the benefits which you need and expect.
Can you imagine the implications of using a generic sunscreen on your young child who has sensitive skin, to see the child have a bad reaction to the product? Or perhaps you purchased pain killers that reacted badly with someone who was also taking anti inflammatory medications.
These are just two minor complications that could arise from using products that you choose from a supermarket shelf as opposed to ones where you get professional help and advice.
If you want to avoid adverse reactions and complications associated with products purchased from supermarkets, or just be sure you are well covered for your coming travel experience, take the time to pop in and see one of the pharmacists at Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy.
The friendly staff at Emslie’s are always happy to chat about the products that are right for you and how they should be used.
They can chat with you about where you are planning to go, what form of transport you will travel on and of course what first aid items you may need, including any immunisations that are required prior to departure.
Some basic medical items that are high on the “must pack” list may include:
• Quality Sunscreen with high UV protection
• Band aids
• Scissors (on flights make sure these are NOT in your carry-on luggage)
• Travel sickness prevention
• Pain medication
However, each family unit is different, and will require differing items to cater for their particular needs.
There may be infants or young children in your family group or an elderly parent and these are cases where extra care is needed when packing your Travel First Aid Kit.
When you want to travel with confidence, the staff at Emslie’s will assist you in putting together the perfect travel kitfor you and your family, taking into account the various ages of family members and the medications which they may be already be using.
A personalised travel kit put together by your experienced pharmacist at Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy will be a practical way to ensure you have a great holiday.
For more information contact Emslie’s Pharmacy on 08 9387 1803