Checklist : the travel medical kits

Essentials takeaway

When we have a sacred tend to amocher Travel (Read my stay in El Nido or After Mexico), we become unbeatable issue aid kit. I am therefore well placed to give you some tips 🙂
Although there are no such aid kit (its composition differs depending on the destination and type of stay), mine seems fairly comprehensive but thought as part of a trip to the sea without being too cut off from civilization. So not designed for “Cast Away” trip …

Before to go…

1 / Think of a visit to the doctor for discomfort (dentist, gynecologist): nice decay or fungus in the jungle…
2 / Having self contact your doctor / specialist (you never know …)
3 / Check your destination requires certain vaccinations (malaria) or the update reminders (hepatitis B, tetanus …)
4 / Check the expiry dates of your medicine before leaving …
5 / For the more cautious, take out an international assistance company.
(Or check if you do not already have such insurance included with the bank card, etc.)
6 / If you want to lighten your luggage, it is useful to learn about the destination to see if they are findable. But beware of counterfeit drugs (common in some developing countries). It is always better to have your own equipment because he has not served others so little chance of contamination or other.
7 / Provide enough stock of your medicine if there are chances that you extend your stay …
8 / Keep the most valuable medication in your hand luggage. In case of lost luggage on the plane or if you accidentally take your backpack or suitcase bag (this happened to me in Cambodia …)

 

Commodities

Caution

– Make Attention to keep your kit away from heat, moisture and light.
– Avoid medications to dissolve or sparkling (drinking water problem).
– No suppositories (they melt)
– A pharmacy, vaccines antivenom for snake bites was taught that are useless (Avoid snakes so …)

1/Tools

  • small scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Safety pin
  • Kleenex
  • Packs of sterile gauze, cotton
  • Band compression (if sprain)
  • Gauze bandage (in case of wound or burn)
  • Tape / adhesive dressing (Plaster type roll), tape
  • Condoms (purchased in Europe: better controlled) or other means of contraception
  • Tampons or sanitary napkins
  • Shaver
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Liquid Bandage: very practical (promotes healing, transparent and waterproof)
    Coolant spray to relieve pain and traumatic hematoma

+ Optional: dental floss, medical thermometer (if you go in very wild places, convenient to detect a fever), ear plugs, eye mask

 

2/Medicine

  • Antiseptic to disinfect wounds
  • Anti-irritation cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antihistamine
  • Cream against burns and sunburn
  • Anti-irritation cream
  • Antidiarrheal
  • Anti-emetic
  • Prescription drugs
  • Antispasmodic
  • Soothing cream against the insect bites itch
  • Sunscreen UVA and UVB.
  • Ointment for bumps (based arnica cream) / anti-inflammatory gel
  • Condoms or contraception
  • Laxative (constipation)
  • Gel for hand hygiene

+ Optional: ocular (eye drops) Antiseptic dust or conjunctivitis, water purifier, lozenges in case of throat irritation (note the air conditioning, Lysopaïne type), gastric dressing, antacid (indigestion), motion sickness, stockings (venous insufficiency on the plane), survival blanket