Purchasing a First Aid Kit & Other Health Products
Taking a well stocked first aid kit with you is very important. Hopefully you will never need to use it for anything major but they are handy in case you need to treat of minor cuts or blisters
First Aid Kits for Travellers
While travelling you may experience problems such as diarrhea, indigestion, fever, throat problems and other sudden complaints.
For diarrhea, keep loperamide and oral rehydration salts to combat dehydration, ipecac for vomiting, antacids and mild laxatives for indigestion and constipation.
Always include in your kit antiseptics, soap, disposable gloves from preventing infection and sterilization, sharp scissors for cutting purposes, and safety pins for sealing the bandages.
Cotton buds can also be used for cleaning small wounds.
You should add adhesive tape, pain relieving spray and ointments for pain, and insect bites. Sterile gauze is necessary for cleaning and covering any injured part. Bandages like ace bandages, adhesive and elastic bandages in different sizes should be kept for sprained joints and for covering the wounds.
The medicines such as pain relievers, and life saving drugs for particular symptom should be added in your kit. Life saving drugs includes aspirin for mild heart pain and Epinephrine autoinjector for anaphylactic shock. Pain killers like paracetamol, Ibuprofen, codeine and other medicines for pain and sprains should be kept.
Buying a Travel First Aid Kit
Pre-packed first aid kits can be bought from outdoor specialist shops will have most things you will need for your travels, but you can also put together your own first aid kit depending on where you are planning on travelling to.
If you are heading for more remote destinations you should consider purchasing a more comprehensive first aid kit. If you are walking the Via de la Plata for example some stretches of the walk pass through remote areas and you should consider a purchasing a well stocked pre-packed kit.
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