The Importance of First Aid Kit For Travel

Burning and heartburn
If you tend to suffer from stomach acidity and heartburn when consuming food and drink plentiful and tasty, you must take antacids or other gastric protectors as usual. For the kit ideally have a good antacid as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. Are less desirable classic fruit bicarbonates and salts to produce a rebound effect of acidity when it passes its effect.

Infection and Inflammation
If you think you may need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory when traveling abroad, you should discuss with your doctor before starting.The physician will advise and give the corresponding recipes for your first aid kit. In some locations these may be bought without a prescription, but it is always advisable to consult with your doctor before taking antibiotics and anti-inflammatory.

Analgesics are indispensable for headache , muscle pain, toothache and menstrual pain . The most appropriate remedies are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen. The best way is to take the individual industrial packaging containers tablet sealed in plastic and aluminum foil (blister) thus prevents loose pills may be lost and may absorb moisture, losing effectiveness.

Syringes and needles
Syringes, needles and possibly knife may be needed when the place we visit have a lower health status to that of our own country. Hoy día estos útiles vienen esterilizados y para un sólo uso. Today these tools are sterile and for single use only.

Thermometer, scissors and tweezers
A small digital thermometer, scissors and tweezers may be required.

Once you know the destination of the trip, and if especially if it’s a non-Western countries, it is essential to consult the type that we need to get vaccines to prevent diseases unusual. A consultation with your doctor is essential in these cases.

Pregnancy and STDs
Remember that condoms or condoms are the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases , including HIV (AIDS) , and they have to be good quality. Must be purchased in our country to ensure adequate quality.

Dizziness car, boat and plane
That unpleasant feeling of dizziness and nausea can be prevented with the use of antihistamines in pill or gum.

As with diarrhea, it is important to replace fluids, drinking small amounts and frequently. Los líquidos deben contener sales y azúcar. Liquids should contain salts and sugar.

The burns prevented using solar creams containing high protection factor.A home remedy to relieve the burn of sunbathing is to apply the juice of the herb aloe on the area.Local anesthetics and analgesics gels are used in cases of more severe sunburn.

Blisters and sores
You should keep a disinfectant as a solution with chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine to clean the wounds.Bandages and tape are always helpful.The blisters can be treated with plasters or eliminating skin sores and treating them as with a good asepsis.

Pills for water purification
They can be purchased at pharmacies. There are also market a small treatment plants that are hand containers acting through physical and chemical filters.

Should they take the same things every time we travel?
Obviously you do not need take everything on every trip. There is a difference between a trip to Burundi or a trip to Denmark. They should think long on the type of trip you’re going to do to get the first aid kit prepared properly.

Remember that the medicine of our first aid kit have a limited shelf life.

Dr. Charlie Easmon , Public Health Specialist