(AP) - Vacationers need to remember more than their bathing suits and flip-flops when packing for their summer trip.
The American College of Emergency Physicians offers several suggestions to help any traveler build a first aid kit for an upcoming vacation or road trip. Here are some of the highlights:
_ antacid tablets
_ antibiotic ointment
_ antiseptic wipes: To clean hands, wounds or equipment, such as a thermometer
_ aspirin: Have at least two tablets available at all times in case someone has a heart attack
_ bandages to cover minor cuts and scrapes
_ cold pack to reduce swelling from an injury
_ first-aid manual
_ personal medications: Bring enough for your trip and at least two or three extra days
_ thermometer, with carrying case
_ tweezers: To remove splinters, bee stingers or ticks from the skin
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