Essential items for a travel medicine kit
While preparing for your travel medicine kit, it is essential to pack comprehensively. Since several developing countries might have inadequate medical facilities that can provide round-the-clock care, you should try and be as prepared as possible. Thus, to cover minor medical requirements you should pack the medical kit with care. Here is a list of the items that form an integral part of a complete medical kit.
Thermometer- This is necessary to understand the degree of fever and the kind of medicine required.
Over the counter pain/fever reducers- There are certain medicines that fall under this category and are known to offer temporary relief from fever or acute pain. But it is recommended that you consult your physician, who will then suggest the kind of medicine allowed in your particular circumstance.
Bandages- Adhesive bandages are the best option for treating minor cuts and injuries, they are handy to carry and offer protection to a fresh injury. Gauze pads and first-aid tapes are also important and easy to carry.
Hand sanitizer gel- Sanitizer gel is particularly important for maintaining hygiene. It has already been discussed that by maintaining proper hygiene one can avoid several diseases.
Antibiotic creams- These are important to treat cuts or several other infections. Ophthalmic creams are also important to treat eye infections. You should also include the creams that are specified for treating allergic rashes.
Antacid preparation- These are available in both tablet and liquid forms. Select the variety best suited to you.
Sunscreen- This is very important for protecting the skin against the harmful effects of the sun. It is vital because during travelling the exposure to sun is heightened and there are higher chances that you can suffer sunburn and other skin aliments caused by sun exposure.
Tweezers- It can serve a variety of purposes from removing splinters to opening caps on your medicine packs.