The travel pharmacy
When travelling, you would like to have the most necessary medicines at hand. You know how it works, you can read the leaflet in your own language and you don't have to go looking for a foreign drugstore or pharmacy. But what are the best medicines to take along? Medimee has created a handy checklist for you.
- ORS against dehydration in case of diarrhea. Bring enough ORS to treat yourself for two days if necessary
- anti-diarrhea medication with loperamide against diarrhoea for emergencies.
- Laxative for constipation.
- Insect repellent with DEET.
- Sunscreen with high protection factor.
- A cream for itching.
- A cure for pain from insect bites.
- Painkiller and fever-lowering agent: Paracetamol.
- A fever thermometer.
- Medicine against 'known problems': if, for example, you often suffer from hay fever or eczema during holidays, you should take the appropriate medicines for this.
- Any nasal drops or earplugs against a stuffy nose during air travel (ear problems during take-off and descent); most of the time, however, yawning or swallowing is sufficient.
- Medicine against motion sickness. Keep it in hand luggage and take these pills to 2 hours before departure
- Your personal prescription medications.
The First Aid In Case of Accidents Bag
Have you ever had an accident on holiday? A cut on the finger? Fell off the bike? Or stepped in a piece of glass? Then it is useful to bring a bag with the most necessary first aid equipment. This checklist is certainly not intended for large companies or sporting events, but for the family holiday.
- Plasters or band-aids
- blister plaster
- splinter tweezers
- disinfectant such as iodine
- Iodone ointment is a very suitable means of disinfecting new wounds, but also to treat already inflamed wounds.
- alcohol wipes
- fast bandage / wound dressing
- sterile gauzes
- tick tweezers
- safety pins
- suture strips
- foil rescue blanket