First aid kits and medicine kits are must-haves when you travel. Especially when you are going on a vacation or an adventure, you need to be ready in case emergency arises. Here is a helpful guide to get you started in preparing your medicine kit.
Maintenance and prescription medicines
The first thing that you should not forget to bring are your maintenance and prescription medicines if you have some. When travelling abroad, make sure you research or inquire about the regulations on bringing prescription drugs as they may differ from one country to another.
Also, do not forget to bring your doctor’s instructions with letterhead in case you need to buy that certain medicine in your place of destination.
Travelling can add stress to your body that may lower your immune system. Bring some vitamins with you, like Vitamin C tablets or multivitamins that will help boost your immune system and protect you from getting easily sick during your travel.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
While (OTC) medicines may be easily bought in nearby pharmacies and shops, it is best to carry them with you, since you will not know exactly when and where you are going to need them. These include the following medicines:
- anti-allergy medication
- anti-diarrhea medication
- Mild laxative
- Motion sickness tablets
- Pain reliever and fever-reduction medicines
- cough and cold medication
- oral hydration salt
- Antibacterial, antifungal, and hydrocortisone creams or ointments for bites, wounds, and infections
First aid supplies
Do not also forget to bring the following first aid supplies in case of emergency:
- Basic first aid guide
- Adhesive standard strip bandages
- Antiseptic wipes
- Gauze pads and adhesive tapes
- Safety pins and a pair of tweezers and scissors
- Moleskin for blisters
Other supplies to include in your medicine kit include the following:
- Insect repellent
- water purification tablets
- anti-itch cream
- sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection
- aloe gel for sunburns
With this medical kit guide, travelling should be safer and more comfortable.
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