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Date:8/2/2011

ranges and trail mix. Individual drink mixes that just need added water are also a good idea, she said.

Before families even leave home, parents should also pack a first aid kit, cautioned the pediatrician. Since a wide range of unexpected injuries can happen when far from home, the expert advised including the following items:

  • Over-the-counter medications for pain, fever and colds.
  • Several adhesive bandages and tissue.
  • Motion sickness or Dimenhydrinate drugs for children 10 years and older. A pediatrician should be consulted for motion sickness drugs for younger children.
  • Itch erasers for mosquito bites. These remedies can be found in convenience stores or pharmacies. Parents should keep in mind they may sting at first.
  • Hydrocortisone cream for itchy rashes.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Bug spray with less than 10 percent DEET if the vacation destination is near woods or areas known to be full of insects.
  • Powdered electrolyte solution. By adding water, this powder will serve as a pedialyte solution to help children who get the stomach flu keep from getting dehydrated.

Chow warned, however, that parents should not ask their pediatrician to call in antibiotic prescriptions while away from home. "This impacts our ability to provide accurate medical care for your child. If you have prescription medications, make sure you have enough for your trip. I've had to explain to parents I am not licensed and cannot call in a prescription in Mexico," said Chow.

Parents who plan to bring their children on trips to foreign countries should first check the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel vaccination website for information on any additional vaccines that may be needed, noted the doctor.

She also advised would-be travelers to consult a travelers clinic before leaving home. "Travel vaccines are typically out-of-pocket expenses but worth the money. The hepatitis A vaccine i
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