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Do you take a medical kit when you travel?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by coolblues, May 9, 2013.

  1. coolblues

    coolblues Platinum IL'ite

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    Editor's Note: Thank you coolblues for this informational write up on the importance of traveling with a medical kit. Your contribution has been selected as Best of Forums and featured here. You can share the same with friends and family.


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    The Need for a Travel Medical Kit


    Your baggage must contain a travel medical kit, no matter where and why you travel. Foremost, the medicines that you use regularly may not be available in other places/countries. Having a basic medical kit helps you TO manage medical conditions during the duration of the trip. It can prevent illness and heal minor infections/accidents in case of an emergency. It is worth to check with you doctor the items that you should keep based on your health conditions to keep your travel safe and healthy.

    Allergies : Antihistamines for insect bites, stings or allergies
    Constipation: Laxatives to treat acute constipation
    Diarrhea: Oral hydrating solutions for re-hydration
    Heartburn: Antacid for acidity and heartburn
    Infections: Antiseptic ointment, cream, antibiotics. You should always consult a doctor before taking antibiotics
    Motion Sickness: Antihistamine tablets to prevent discomfort caused by motion sickness in the air, road or at sea.
    Pain: Analgesic medicines such as Paracetamol or aspirin for pain relief from toothache, muscle pain or menstrual pain
    Sores: Antiseptic wipes, bandages and plasters
    Suntan : Sunscreen with high SPF, Aloe-vera gel, a natural remedy to reduce sunburns
    Thermometer: Digital or manual thermometer to check temperature
    Wound Dressings: Bandage, scissors, tweezers, gauze strip, adhesive tape

    Cold/flu tablets, throat lozenges to fight sore throat and viral infections

    Medicines and equipments that you use regularly such as syringes and needles.

    Eye lubricant drops, ear plugs, mosquito repellant cream and net to keep away mosquitoes

    Check instructions, dosage and bring sufficient medication that lasts the entire trip. Keep all prescribed and non-prescription medicine separately with correct labels.

    What are some of the essential medical supplies that you generally carry when you travel?
     
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  2. Onesweetlife

    Onesweetlife Gold IL'ite

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the list of items to be made available in medicine kit.

    Iam not a frequent traveller.

    Apart from my regular medicines,

    I carry axe-oil ( for head ache)
    any paracetemol tablet
    and lopermide ( in case of stomach upset)
     
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  3. coolblues

    coolblues Platinum IL'ite

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    Great additions, onesweetlife.. travel can cause headache and a medicine that you trust can be a great relief!
     
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    mini1 Bronze IL'ite

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    Except if I am going to mom or MIL home, I always carry a medical pack
    Crocin
    Axe oil
    Rantac
    Eno or pudin hara
    Tiger balm
    Some amla /lemon or mint if bus for motion sickness

    Usually I carry water from home for the journey so that I can be sure it's clean!
     
  5. Sowmya2809

    Sowmya2809 Bronze IL'ite

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    wow really nice
    i wil take a copy of urs....
    seriously i have never taken med kts when travelling and always felt the need for crocin or like axe oil.great one...
     
  6. coolblues

    coolblues Platinum IL'ite

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    Thanks Sowmya. Tugging along a small kit with these essential medical supplies definitely helps when we are away from home for more than 2 two days .. i feel its worth it than running around to find a shop in a new place!
     
  7. 6teenpearls

    6teenpearls Gold IL'ite

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    i too always carry my basic meds bag which includes:
    paracetamol
    cetrizine
    pain killer and analgesic balm
    carboveg( homeopath for nausea)
    pudin hara
    thermometer
    and few for any types of stomach upset..
    i feel very insecure to travel anywhere without them..
    this habit of mine always prove to be very beneficial at times of emergency when any of my near and dear one needs any kind of medication..
     
  8. coolblues

    coolblues Platinum IL'ite

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    Good list mini1 !
     
  9. coolblues

    coolblues Platinum IL'ite

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    good list!

    very true 6teenpearls.. a medical kit often saves a lot of hassle
     
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    I used to carry medical kit when we travel it includes
    zandu balm
    paracetamol
    zincovit
    cetrizine
    vamu
     

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