traveler First-aid kit
Caution : Before any
journeys, please take medical advice. The doctor will better be able to
inform you about the risks incurred in your travel region.
We also advise to tell
about your travel place, with your pharmacist. So, he will be able to
inform you about the most effective cosmetics and drugs (especially, for
products such as sun lotions or mosquito repellents).
You will find below, the list of the
cosmetics and the drugs which should be in all traveler First-aid kits.
This First-aid kit will enable you to solve the greater part of the
risks, with which you could be confronted.
It is nevertheless necessary to adapt
this list, according to the type of journeys (destination, length,
condition), because in most of the cases, all the products are not
and first-aid materials
- elastoplasts, adhesives bandages ;
- strapping ;
- sterile compresses ;
- hypoallergenic dressings ;
- tourniquet, scissors, tweezers ;
- Disposable syringes and needles ;
- cotton wool, surgical spirit,
- antiseptic cream ;
- thermometer (digital) ;
- safety pins ;
- antiseptic gauze ;
- anti-pruruginous ointment.
and hygienic products :
- condoms ;
- total sun block ;
- mosquito repellent ;
- hydroclonazone (disinfectant for
drinking water) ;
- 2 pairs of sunglasses ;
- hat (broad-brimmed) ;
- toilet paper (a rare commodity in
third-world countries) ;
- wristwatch (a second one may be
useful for diabetics) ;
- ear plugs.
- sanitary towels - sanitary napkins
(to be discussed with your doctor)
- mild sleeping pills ;
- urinary antiseptics ;
- antidiarrhoeics ;
- laxatives ;
- antalgics ;
- antispasmodics ;
- antipyretics ;
- antihistaminic ;
- antimalarials ;
- antibiotics ;
- eye-drops (antiseptic, antiallergic)
- antiemetics (travel sickness) ;
- oral rehydration salts (WHO
recommendation ; can be prepared by yourself: 6 level coffee spoons
of sugar and 1/2 coffee spoon of salt in 1 liter of drinking water)
- ear drops.
Caution : important
that you have with you your usual medication in sufficient quantity
for the entire duration of the stay, and even a little over in case
of a delayed return home (contraceptive pills, insulin...).
your doctor for a medical certificate, if your current medication
includes opium or its derivatives or if you are transporting
syringes and needles for medical reasons.
- Consult your
dentist to leave your home, with healthy teethes.
- Do not forget your
International Vaccination Card.
- Provide yourself
with your blood group card.
- Underwrite a
sanitary repatriation insurance.