15 Apr

Travelling Done Right: Essential Travel Medicine

first-aid kitTravelling is always a delight – you get to see new places, meet new people, and gain new experiences. Nonetheless, travelling is not immune to nightmares, as it is possible for a vacation to become a disaster, especially when you get struck by a disease while in a foreign land. Apart from not knowing where to go and which health provider is the best in the area, you do not have anyone else but your travel buddy to help you deal with the situation.

This is the reason you should always have a travel medicine kit at the ready. Before you board that plane to wherever you are going, make sure to visit a pharmacy in London and buy the necessary things.

Quick Remedies

Know your health condition; this is the primary factor that should decide what goes in your travel bag. Be sure you have all the right medication for whatever existing and previous conditions you have, especially if the stress of air or sea travel plus moving around the city could trigger it.

Research on the area and know if you need certain vaccinations.

By default, your kit should contain analgesics (aspirin or paracetamol), cold and flu pills, throat lozenges, multivitamins, diarrhoea medicine, electrolyte replacement tablets, motion sickness medication, antihistamine tablets, water purification and oral rehydration products, and the cure for your allergies.

First-aid Essentials

Particularly for the people of the outdoors, it is not a new thing to graze your leg or suffer a wound while trekking or doing an extreme activity. Your medicine should have the basic first-aid solutions for common injuries or welts. Antiseptic solutions such as liquids and ointments for wounds and bites should be present, as well as wound patches, plasters, and wound dressings.

Miscellaneous Items

There are a few other items you should have at the ready. Especially in tropical countries, you should bring sunscreen to protect your skin. Insect repellents are good too. Other essentials include safety pins, tweezers, scissors, sanitary napkins, condoms, and syringes, some of which you may have to buy in the country you’re visiting.

Arm yourself with the right items before you travel to avoid any troubles outside your home country.