Cruise First Aid

The crew aboard Prow's Edge has summarised some of the advice from previous cruise visitors aboard Prow's Edge about cruise first aid and how to fend for yourself.

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Tips and Advice About First Aid on a Cruise

Just as little accidents happen frequently at home, so they do on a cruise ship, you don’t always want to be rushing off to the ship’s doctor, even if your daughter is single and you think he would make a perfect match.

The services of ship are also not the cheapest medical care you will find.

The cruise advice of our ship doctor here aboard Prow’s Edge is to include in your own first aid kit some of the basics that you might want to think of taking on your cruise with you.

The most important items of course are your regular prescription medicines. It is good advice to pack more than you will need, just in case the ship is delayed, or your flight home is cancelled and you have to stay away an extra couple of days. Some travellers take a refill prescription on their cruises too. It pays to be prepared.

Remember also to pack your regular collection of vitamins and minerals and other health supplements.

Some tips from a passenger who shared her way of remembering two of the most important items to include in her first-aid kit was to make sure you have something to “make you go” if you become constipated, and something to “make you stop” should diarrhoea strike. It is a good idea to add an anti-nausea medication to the duo.

Cruise advice on other particular items to include:
• general pain killers
• antibacterial cream
• waterproof bandages
• ice bag
• a waterless antibacterial hand sanitizer

 Cruise Advice - Tips

• Running on a Cruise

• Advice for an Alaska cruise
• Avoiding putting on weight
• Bringing Alcohol Onboard
• Cabin Fever
• Child Free Cruises
• Choosing a Cabin
• Cold Climate Cruising
• Cruise Dress Codes
• Cruise Etiquette
• Cruise First Aid
• Cruise High Fashion
• Cruise Ship Entertainment
• Cruise Ship Laundry
• Cruise Ship Libraries
• Cruise Ship Officers
• Cruise Vocabulary
• Dealing with Disabilities
• Disembarking
• Early/Late Seating for Dinner
• Family Cruises
• Food Poisoning
• Healthy Eating
• Healthy Cruising
• Internet on a Cruise Ship
• Jet Lag
• Lifeboats on Cruise Ships
• Maintaining mental health
• Medical Preparedness
• Norovirus/Norwalk
• Packing for a Cruise
• Packing for a Cruise (more)
• Phoning from a Cruise
• Rewards Programs
• Safety at Sea
• Saving Money on a Cruise
• Seasickness
• Shore Excursions
• Smoking on Cruise Ships
• Sun and the Topics
• Swine Flu
• Table Assignments
• Taking Alaska photos
• The real cost of cruises
• Tipping on Cruises

 Ship's Doctor

Medical expert and travel enthusiast Joe Springfield offers some tips and advice about typical travel concerns.

• cabin fever
• cold climates
• food poisoning
• jet lag
• norwalk virus
• seasickness
• tropical concerns

For more advice on all sorts of topics, take a look at the Prow's Edge Cruise Forums and Cruise Message Boards and see what fellow passengers have to say about cruises.

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