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Travel Medication Kit

Whether you are a novice, or a traveler with many miles on your back, you will be interested in knowing what to take in a travel kit that works for all destinations.

No matter where you go, in this article we are going to give you the necessary keys so that you do not gamble with your health. Shall we start?

First of all, we must take into account the sanitary conditions of the country to which we travel, especially to know what kind of restrictions the country has for the introduction of medicines and pharmaceutical material.

So that you understand what I mean, let’s take the example of Norway, where it is almost impossible for a doctor to prescribe antibiotics.

And how do we know what sanitary conditions are in our destination?

As a general rule, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of each country dedicates a section in their respective web pages called “travel recommendations” where you just have to select the country to which you are going to travel and the health recommendations will appear there.

The 15 safest countries in the world to travel according to the list compiled by Skyscanner are: Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark, Japan, Czech Republic, Austria, Canada, Slovenia, New Zealand, Finland, Belgium, Ireland and Australia .

The second aspect to assess is precisely our state of health. There are specific medications for depending on what type of travelers. Here, for example, insulin would enter if you are diabetic, pills for blood pressure, cholesterol or others.

Also the necessary utensils such as asthma devices, disposable lenses, etc. since not in all countries we can buy them.

Let’s now go with the list of a good travel first aid kit:

  • Plasters type “second skin”
  • Kit for wounds and blisters
  • Antibiotics
  • Stomach protectors
  • Analgesics and anti-inflammatories
  • Repellent and antidote for mosquito bites or other insects
  • Tablets for motion sickness
  • Ointment for bumps, sun creams and after sun
  • Laxatives and antidiarrheals
  • Ear plugs

And where can we buy a travel kit? They can be bought already prepared (almost with everything you need) in pharmacies, parapharmacies and large supermarkets. Sometimes we can find them more basic at gas stations or on the Internet.

But, I recommend that it is best that you do it yourself following the guidelines that I have given you, to be able to customize it according to your needs. You will have to request some medications from your GP so that they can provide you with the necessary prescription for purchase in pharmacies.

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