Taking a Medical Kit

You will need to tailor your medical kit to suit your itinerary as well as particular health needs.  For example, we never leave home without my son’s asthma spacer.  The following is meant to be a guide.  If travelling to particularly remote areas further prescribed medications, such as those used to treat eye and ear infections may also be included.  In these instances it is important to book additional time at your pre-travel medical visit.  There are also reasonably priced commercially available travel medical kits.

  • Adhesive bandages (multiple sizes)
  • Cotton balls
  • Adhesive tape
  • Bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Disposable gloves
  • Antiseptic
  • Gauze
  • Thermometer
  • Cream for insect bites
  • Infant paracetamol and/or ibuprofen
  • Oral Rehydration Solution sachets (ORS)
  • A syringe for giving medication or ORS
  • Antibiotics for invasive diarrhoea with instructions on when and how to use it (if  this is recommended by your doctor).
  • Loperamide (not for use with children under 6).
  • Anti-malarial medication (if appropriate)
  • Altitude medication (for use by adults if appropriate)
  • Any regular medication (ensure they are in their regular packaging and that you take your prescriptions and a doctor’s letter with you)
  • Barrier cream for nappy rash
  • Hand wipes (60% alcohol)
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sorbolene cream (for dermatitis or sunburn)
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