Packing a First Aid Kit For Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Monday, June 30, 2014 – by OVR Staff
As much as we don’t want to think about it, life happens even while on vacation, and so it’s important that you are prepared for all the little things that can happen along the way. Coming to the beach for your vacation is by far the best time of the year for many people, so just what should you do to keep you and your family safe while here in Myrtle Beach? Pack a proper first aid kit. Here are some of the things you’ll want to remember to include:

•Sunscreen! We can’t say it enough—please use proper sunscreen, especially on your kids! It should be a waterproof of at least SPF 50 and if you’re on the beach or at the pool all day, you should reapply it every two hours. Sunscreens are better than ever and should be takend seriously. The last thing you want on your vacation is to have it ruined by a bad sunburn.
•Products to treat sunburn. If you do happen to get burned, as so many people do, you’ll want to have on hand some good quality aloe vera gel, calamine lotion and cold packs to help ease the burn. If you are badly burned, you may need to visit a clinic for help. Especially if you see any blisters or water bubbles on the burn.
•Jelly fish stings: Vinegar will help to neutralize any remaining stingers left in the skin, and then you can treat the area with a baking soda paste and/or antihistamine tablets such as Benadryl to stop any swelling or allergic reactions. Calamine lotion can also help with itching.
•You might also want to include tweezers for removing stingers.
•Don’t forget the basics, such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol for fever or other aches and pains, and also medications for cold or flu. While you can always go get the medicines here in Myrtle Beach, it’s nice to be prepared and have what you need should the need arise.
•Finally, bring some bandages for minor cuts or scrapes and some antibiotic ointment, as well as anti-itch cream or A&D Ointment.
If you notice your children are beginning to show signs of burning after being in the sun all day, find another indoor activity the next day! You should not allow them to stay in the sun until they heal. This is serious business and we want to make sure you and your family stay safe and enjoy your Myrtle Beach vacation! The best way to do that is to avoid at all cost getting burned. It can be done but you must be more vigilant than ever before due to our thinning ozone layer. The sun is more intense and you will burn quicker than in years past. Take our word on this—we see it all the time. Please let us know how we can help you while you’re here and of course, if you need emergency help, please don’t hesitate to call 911!

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