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Travelling with Link

  • First aid kit
  • Medical travel kit
  • Over the counter medication
  • Chronic medication

If you’re going away for the holidays, it’s sensible to have a first aid kit easily accessible and neatly packed for life’s mishaps and other common medical needs. While you’re preparing your first aid kit, also think about a medical travel kit as you may need to cater for over the counter and chronic medication which are only accessible from pharmacies. This kit should also be neatly packed and accessible.

First aid kits

Link stocks various first aid kits but talk to your Link pharmacist so that we can help you with standard first aid requirements and any other items that you may need.

What can you expect in your first aid kit?

  • Various first aid dressing items
  • Waterproof, triangular and soft, cohesive adhesive bandages
  • Waterproof and fabric plasters
  • Sterile gauze swabs
  • Surgical gloves
  • Antiseptic sachets and cleansing ointment
  • Burn dressings and burn blot sachets
  • CPR mouthpieces
  • Safety pins
  • First aid scissors
  • Waterproof tape
  • Metal forceps
  • Eye and ear drops

Over the counter medication

Also have a look at OTC (over-the-counter) medication. The type of medication needed for your holiday will typically include pain relievers, fever reducers, allergy medicine, heartburn inhibitors, and medication for upset stomachs or constipation. After a brief conversation, your Link pharmacist will quickly recommend what you need to pack in your medical kit.


It is also advisable to talk to your pharmacist about sunscreen. There are many products on offer and the pharmacist can help you to choose a suitable sunscreen and importantly, guide you on effective application.

Chronic medication

Keep medication in the original, labelled containers. Also keep copies of your prescriptions.

Certain medication (e.g. vaccines, insulin and chemotherapy among others) may require refrigeration and your Link pharmacist can advise you how to manage this requirement.


Keep your first aid kit in a safe place out of the reach of children, as it contains potentially dangerous items like scissors, OTC and chronic medication.

Your first aid and medical travel kits are essential parts of your holiday plans and you don’t want to forget anything. You can buy a pre-packed Link first aid kit but take the time to ask about your OTC needs, and how to take care of your chronic medication. Now that you’ve got your Link kit together, we look forward to travelling with you – drive safely and enjoy a blessed festive season!


While all reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information contained in this article, information may change or become dated, as new developments occur. The Link group shall not be held liable or accountable for the accuracy, completeness or correctness of any information for any purpose. No content in this article, irrespective of the date or reference source, should be viewed as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor, pharmacist or any other suitably qualified clinician.