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The Ultimate Medical Checklist for Every Traveller

The Ultimate Medical Checklist for Every Traveller

Depending on the individual, travel destination, travel season and travel plans, we have prepared a common medical checklist which could guide travellers, tourists on what to prepare.

Some issues when dealt with from the onset have no further need to see a doctor, here are a few supplies we think could come in handy when you are in an unfamiliar environment.

Medical Checklist

  • Bandages, blister pads  which are easy to pack

  • Disinfectant wipes, disinfectant gel or cream, hand sanitisers

  • Vaseline: for charred lips, to moisturise skin, to heal minor scrapes and burns, save split ends. Its kind of a many in one package, at least for the duration you are away.

  •  Painkillers: paracetamol is the most common, be sure you aren’t allergic to this. Can come in handy  for common headaches, stomach aches, flu, menstrual cramps, muscle cramps

  • Multivitamins, Electrolyte Replacement tablets cause having a balanced diet while away from home becomes harder

  • Medicine for Constipation

  • Antidiarrheal medicines e.g loperamide

  • Sunscreen, sun burn, sunglasses, hats, your travel water bottle. To combat heat exhaustion or other heat/sun related problems.

  •  Get your vaccines and prophylactic shots. A little research could let you know which diseases are rampant in your travel destination and what to prepare against. You can also consult with your home travel doctor on what is needed.

  • Book your health insurance or find out if your home insurance company can cover your trip in some way, I recommend health insurance especially if your trip exceeds 2 weeks. 😉

  • Travelling to tropics, insect repellents, antimalarial medicines can be gotten in your travel destination

  •  I’m not a fan of antibiotics, especially when taken without prescription or resistance testing. Please confer with your doctor before taking any for your journey.

  • Alternately, you can dump this list and go for a customised travel medical kit. These could be found in your local pharmacy or your local travel health centre.

  •  If you have any special conditions, allergies, asthma, diabetes, motion sickness. You definitely need to prepare for these. Sometimes a doctor’s note to verify your status could help. And sometimes for the syringes, a doctor’s note might be needed for the airliner to allow you with your medications on board.

  • Finally, when preparing for these medical supplies, do opt for tablets rather than liquids to ease your packing and check in. And remember to pack just as much you’ll need, you don’t need custom officers wondering if you are exporting drugs illegally.

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