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First Aid Tips

Prevention is the best cure so one should try to avoid an attack of sickness or injury. However some basic medicines for common diseases/injuries should be included in the medical kit while quantity of the medicines will depend on the size of group and length of time of trekking/travelling. Here is a list of diseases to be kept in consideration while preparing a medical kit.

  • headache
  • flu
  • pains
  • stomach disorder
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • malaria
  • allergy
  • gastric
  • blisters, cuts & burns
  • dehydration
  • stings
  • strained/pulled muscles

Some general vitamins, spray or lotion for insects/fleas/bugs and eye and ENT drops are recommended to be included in the medical box. For the protection of skin, a good quality sun block lotion/crème and a lip balm for lips is also necessary to carry.

Since the source of drinking water is uncertain so water purification tablets or drops are a great deal of help to avoid several stomach and throat disorders.

Apart from the medicines for common diseases, following items are required in the first aid kit,

  • cotton bandage
  • crepe bandage
  • cotton wool
  • band aid plaster
  • sticking plaster
  • tincture or any anti-germ liquid/lotion
  • a pair of scissors
  • a pair of tweezers

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