You are not fully packed for your vacations if you do not have a first-aid kit with you. First-aid kits are a necessary piece of equipment for any kind of vacations. Below you will find basic travel medicine kit to take with you for emergency case.
· All your regular prescribed medicines, in their original containers, plus allergy and migraine medicines. Decongestants and antihistamines are good for allergies. The kinds that don't cause sleepiness are better when you're traveling.
· Pain relievers: aspirin, acetaminophen (one brand name: Tylenol), naproxen (brand name: Aleve), ibuprofen (one brand name: Motrin) or ketoprofen (brand name: Orudis KT).
· Medicine for diarrhea and upset stomach. Talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for an antibiotic you can take in case you get traveler's diarrhea. Pack bismuth subsalicylate, brand name: Pepto Bismol, loperamide, brand name: Imodium and antacids;
· Cough and cold medicines;
· Vitamin C;
· Topical antibacterial ointment and adhesive bandages.
· Blister kit;
· Medicine for motion sickness, e.g. Dramamine. Acetazolamide (brand name : Diamox) may help prevent altitude sickness. Always consult your doctor prior to use because many of these medications may cause significant side effects especially among senior citizens.;
· Sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 and higher and lip balm;
· Insect repellant, e.g DEET or products containing soyabean oil and PMD;
· Thermometer, scissors, mirror and pocket knife.
Your firs-aid kit is ready. Besides, you can by a first-aid kit at the drugstores. There is a choice of them, e.g. a first-aid kit designed for groups of 10 people who will be out in the wilderness for up to three weeks. This is an extensive emergency kit ideal for mountaineering, trekking, and backpacking
Once you have planned for the worst, you can relax and enjoy your vacation.