When traveling for some weeks or even months a solid travel first aid kit definitely should be on your packing list. Especially if you are planning on traveling off the beaten track and outside of major cities or routes. It is just too easy to get scratched or cut once you are out and about. A good travel first aid kit can get you out of some nasty situations and prevent inconvenient side trips to a doctor.
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Painkillers (ibuprofen or similar) Standard strip bandages Anti septic spray or wipes Gauze pads and bandages Medical adhesive tape Tweezers Scissors Anti-diarrhea tablets Malaria prophylaxis Broad-spectrum antibiotic Antibiotic ointment Anti-itch cream
Digital thermometer Earplugs Anti-motion sickness medication Cold relief capsules Blister bandages Sunscreen Hand sanitizer Personal medications Aloe gel for sunburn Allergy medication
Please keep in mind that this packing list for a travel first aid kit is only a recommendation. It includes what we are taking on our trip. Depending on where in the world you travel, how long you will be traveling or what kind of travel “style” you prefer – there might be other essentials that definitely should be included in your personal travel first aid kit. So make sure you ask a doctor before you start your travels.