Medical emergency can knock the door anytime, thus we should be ready to fight against it. While travelling also we should beware about this as we are unaware about what medication is at that medication. So your medical kit totally depends on your destination mainly mainly depending on the activities you undertake and remoteness of a destination.
Consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice if you aren't sure what you may need to keep your travels safe and healthy. A good travel health kit mainly contains enough supplies to prevent illness, handle minor injuries and illnesses, and manage pre-existing medical conditions for longer than the duration of your trip. It is very necessary to know how and when to use the first aid supplies from your kit. you may consider taking a first aid course before you travel. Some general requirements are given below:
- Antihistamine tablets for bites, stings or allergies
- Cold and flu tablets
- Motion sickness tablets
- Antiseptic solution for cleaning wounds or bites.
- Antiseptic ointment to apply to a wound.
- Blister and wound patches, such as sticking plasters
- Insect repellent containing DEET (diethyl toluamide).
- Sting relief solution
- Diarrhoea medicine
- Sanitary Napkins
- Mild laxative, for constipation.
- Antacid for indigestion.
- Antifungal or antibacterial cream
- Sunscreen (at least SPF 30+)
- Basic first-aid items (bandages, gauze, ace bandage, antiseptic, tweezers, scissors, cotton-tipped applicators)
- Digital thermometer
- Oral rehydration solution packets
- Health insurance card (either your regular plan or supplemental travel health insurance plan) and copies of claim forms
- Medicine to prevent altitude sickness
- Water purification tablets
- Commercial suture/syringe kits to be used by local health-care provider. (These items will also require a letter on letterhead stationery from the prescribing physician
- Latex condoms
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