Beach Bag Essentials From Your Concierge Physician

July 9, 2015


If you are heading out to the park or the beach, have a well-stocked beach bag to take along with you. Include the following items:

1. Sunscreen and lip balm Make sure you put on sunscreen often and liberally. Protect lips with lip balm sunscreen.

2. Hats and sunglasses A hat provides protection from the sun and keeps your scalp from getting sunburnt. Protect your eyes from both UVA and UVB with sunglasses.

3. Snacks and drinks Make sure to have bottled water and nonperishable snacks like nuts and protein bars.

4. First aide kit Your kit should include Band-Aids, tweezers, pain medicine such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, safety pins and hand sanitizer.

5. Waterproof plastic sealable containers Tupperware containers are good for storing your phone, money, camera and the like. You don’t have to worry about getting them wet.

6.  Ziploc bags and plastic bags Use plastic bags for your wet clothing and Ziploc bags for the treasures that you will find.

7. Cash and coins Keep some cash and coins in a Ziploc bag in the bottom of your beach bag. It will come in handy.

8. Hand wipes It is nice to be able to wipe your hands when you are out.

Enjoy the summer! As your concierge doctor I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.