What to Put in Your Hospital Kit | LFB Patient Guide


Ever had to stay overnight in the hospital? What about having to stay for a week? Here’s a video detailing the kind of items you might want to have prepared to bring with you the next time you’re headed to the ER.

Items include:

  •  A fold-out toiletry bag
  • Febreeze spray
  • Body Spray
  • Deoderant
  • Anti-bacterial surface spray
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Purell
  •  Contact lens case, solution, glasses case
  • Hair ties
  • Wipes
  • Aromatherapy items
  • Earplugs
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Makeup Remover Wipes
  • Lip Balm

You can get a fold-out toiletry case at Target for around $12 and the rest of the items can be found in the travel-size section of any local grocery or drug store.

Have suggestions for the kit that aren’t on the list? Feel free to comment with your favorite go-bag items!



14 thoughts on “What to Put in Your Hospital Kit | LFB Patient Guide

  1. Becky

    I always make sure to bring a phone charger so I can call family and friends, text, check my email, etc. Also, hospitals are quite boring, and often when I’m stuck in the hospital it’s because I’m fainting a lot, so I don’t feel horrible when I’m laying and/or sitting. The TV helps, but I usually bring a book to read or sudoku puzzles or something. Now that I’ve learned to crochet, I keep a small skein of crochet thread, a hook, and a pattern in my purse so I have something to do if I’m admitted after an ER trip. At home I keep a little backpack with most of the things you listed in your post, everything I just listed, a change of underwear, and a pair of pajama pants, which my family and friends know to bring to me if I’m stuck in the hospital.

  2. Kim

    A container of hard candy. Offer it to every hospital worker that walks into your room. You will see them much more often, and they are happier to help you.

  3. I always bring a just-in-case bag to the er with my own pajamas and a list of my medications and when I take them. That way my schedule doesn’t get all out of whack causing migraines and we don’t repeat that one toke the doctor didn’t order any migraines rescue mess so I ended up with a 3 day doozie.

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