Travel first aid kit – list of medicines on vacation

First aid kit on vacationGoing on vacation, you should think over everything to the smallest detail. It is very important to assemble the first aid kit correctly, because any troubles can happen on the road.

What medications are needed during the rest? You will learn the answer from the article!


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The most necessary

So, while on vacation, you should definitely take the following with you:

  • Pain medications… It is best to give preference to combined means like “Miga” or “Nise”. However, cheaper Aspirin and Citramon are also suitable. If you have a headache, you can quickly take a pill and forget about this trouble.
  • Activated carbon… Charcoal will help with poisoning or gastrointestinal infections. Take more packages, especially if you are traveling with the whole family: charcoal is taken one tablet per 10 kilograms of weight.
  • Antihistamines… Traveling to another country, you may encounter allergens that are new to you. This means that you will definitely need antihistamines: Diazolin, Suprastin, Zodak, etc. It is advisable to purchase antihistamines of the latest generations: they cause fewer side effects and act much faster.
  • Antispasmodics… Drugs in this group will help to avoid colic, pain during menstruation and headache caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. You can buy No-Shpu or its cheaper analogue Drotaverin.Medicines for first aid kit on vacation
  • Cold remedies… Be sure to grab a couple of packets of Coldrex or another instant drug that can quickly relieve cold symptoms. If you take Paracetamol with you, do not take it at the same time as Coldrex. This can lead to an overdose, as soluble cold remedies usually contain a fairly large amount of Paracetamol.
  • Electrolyte Replenisher… Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms of poisoning or intestinal infection. To avoid electrolyte loss and dehydration, take a remedy like Rehydron. Rehydron is a powder that must be dissolved in water and used instead of usual drinking in case of poisoning.

Additionally you will need:

  • Bandages… Use two or three rolls of sterile bandages to help you quickly treat your injuries.
  • Adhesive plaster… You will need it both for gluing small cuts, and in order to avoid calluses during long walks.
  • Antiseptics… It is advisable to give preference to hydrogen peroxide, which not only destroys harmful microorganisms, but also stops capillary bleeding. You can also stock up on iodine and brilliant green, which is most conveniently purchased in the form of “pencils”. Thanks to this form of release, funds will not spill in the bag and ruin your belongings.

Extended list

If it seems to you that the funds listed will not be enough, you can supplement the first-aid kit by putting in it:

First aid kit on vacation list

  • Mezim, Pancreatin and other enzyme preparations that facilitate digestion. While on vacation, we are faced with numerous food “temptations”. Enzyme formulations can help your stomach handle new food and relieve nausea and excess gas.
  • Electronic thermometer… It is worth taking a thermometer if you are traveling with children. You can quickly determine if everything is okay with your child and if he needs to be given antipyretic drugs. Naturally, you should never take a mercury thermometer with you.
  • Antiemetics… An inexpensive Cerucal will help to quickly cope with nausea and vomiting. By the way, if you feel nauseous while traveling and suffer from seasickness, Cerucal will not help you: instead, you should buy Validol or take a Suprastin pill before the trip.
  • Antidiarrheal drugs… Imodium will help to avoid diarrhea. At the first sign of an upset stomach, put one tablet on your tongue and wait for it to dissolve.
  • Sunburn cream… If your skin is sensitive to light, stock up on Benapten or panthenol-based creams.

Important information

If you are taking any medications on a regular basis, be sure to check before traveling if they are sold in the country in which you plan to vacation, and also make sure that the medication is approved for import.

Medicines on vacation abroad

In a number of countries drugs that are sold without a prescription in Russia are either not available or are issued only after consultation with a doctor.

Now you know how to pack a first aid kit on vacation. Gather everything you need in advance: thanks to your prudence, you can be sure that no force majeure will happen to you or your loved ones during the trip!

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