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Medical kit checklist for travellers
What to put in your medical kit when travelling. Image: Thinkstock
A medical kit is a must for any traveller. Make up your own kit or buy a ready-made one. The contents will depend on where you are going, how long you will be away, what you intend to do there and your medical needs.
Here is a list of items you should consider taking:
- Paracetamol or ibuprofen for pain or fever.
- Antihistamine for allergies, for example, hay fever; or to ease the itch from insect bites or stings.
- Sting relief spray to ease irritation from insect bites or stings.
- Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges, nasal decongestant.
- Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration that may occur, for example, during bouts of diarrhoea.
- Soothing cream for burns.
- Insect repellent.
- Lip balm.
- Eye lubricant drops.
- Antifungal cream or powder for fungal skin infections.
- Antiseptic for cuts and grazes.
- Sticking plasters, bandages and other wound dressings.
- Scissors, tweezers and a digital thermometer.
- Spare eyeglasses and/or spare contact lenses.
For more ways to keep healthy while travelling pick up the May issue of Good Health magazine or subscribe at magshop.co.nz.