When you travel, there is every chance that something may go wrong, so having a small first aid kit is handy. But what should you carry?
Well, the basics is best! For travelers heading to Asia, you’ll notice that there are plenty of pharmacies where you can buy medications and other goodies you need in time of illness.
In most tourist towns, there are plenty of English speaking Doctors, and often French or German speakers as well, that can sort you out should it be a little more serious.
But when you travel consider taking the basics. Here’s a short list of thing to take:
- Band-aids and/or bandages
- Aspirin or Paracetamol – for pain or fevers
- Lomotil or Imodium – to treat diarrhea
- Antihistamine – for colds and allergies
- Antiseptic – to treat cuts and scratches
- Cold and Flu Tablets
- Rehydration Tablets/Powder
- Multi Vitamins – Handy for long journeys
- Thermometer – Airlines will not let you carry mercury thermometers
- Insect Repellant/Sunscreen/Chap stick – Can be hard to buy in smaller towns
- Syringes – Handy to carry if you’re worried about hygiene problems and require injections.
- Personal Medication – Make sure you carry a prescription from your GP for any medication you carry.
Many of the items listed above are available at local pharmacies. But for peace of mind it’s easy carry a few essentials. And they take up little space!