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WHAT MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO BRING

Many families worry that needed medications may not be available, or if injections are necessary that sterile needles and syringes may not be used. Several medical kits specifically designed for children are available commercially. These usually include basic medical supplies, such as thermometer, ointments, syringes and explanatory reading materials. Other supplies to consider bringing include:

  1. Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  2. Alcohol wipes
  3. Antibacterial wipes
  4. Antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin
  5. Anti-diarrhea medication
  6. Antihistamine
  7. Antimicrobial hand cleaner (large size)
  8. Band-aids in assorted sizes
  9. Diaper rash cream
  10. Dosage syringe
  11. Insect repellent
  12. Nail clippers
  13. Nasal aspirator
  14. Pedialyte
  15. Sunscreen
  16. Vaseline

In addition, many parents ask the pediatrician to prescribe antibiotics.

It is recommended to put the medical supplies in your carry-on bag. Also, don't forget to take medical supplies for yourself.

 

From THE HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MEDICINE by Laurie C. Miller. © 2004 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Used by Permission.

 

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