Travel is an interesting and informative business. However, it is worthwhile to be in a strange city without the right pills and the vacation will be spoiled. We present you a kind of first-aid kit, list of medicines on the way to the sea, abroad or in the campaign .This is a mandatory minimum, which must be in the first-aid kit of any tourist.
Even tourists who prefer a quiet rest do not always avoid cuts, small wounds or deep scratches. For example, you can get hurt by stepping on the seashell on the seabed. And what can we say about lovers of outdoor activities. Therefore, the bandage and patches should always be in the first aid kit.
In the sixth place of our list of medicines for tourists are all known iodine and zelenka. If you have very sensitive skin or you are simply afraid of the burning that causes these remedies, use colloidal silver or povidone-iodine to treat the wound.
5. Activated charcoal
These inexpensive tablets are the most necessary medications on the journey. They work miracles, saving both from "travelers' diarrhea" and from abdominal pain, and from food poisoning and from increased acidity of the stomach and even from increased gas production. Coal absorbs toxins and prevents their absorption, so you can get rid of them at the next defecation. The coal itself is also not absorbed and is excreted along with the feces.
As an alternative to activated charcoal, it is advisable to take with it the Smecta powder, an enterosorbent that helps with diarrhea, heartburn and bloating in the abdomen, as well as other symptoms characteristic of problems with the organs of the gastrointestinal tract.
4. Bifiform( probiotics)
Regular intake of probiotics is one of the best ways to prepare your digestive system for a trip to another country, which is unusual for Russians with food and fruit. Useful bacteria in probiotics help keep your stomach in first-class form. Probiotics should be taken daily for several months before the trip and stored at a temperature of no higher than 25 degrees.
An alternative to Bifiform is Linex, which contains Bifidobacterium infantitis, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Enterococcus tacum.
3. Ibuprofen( antipyretic, analgesic)
Refers to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs( NSAIDs).It is necessary for any tourist medicine works by blocking the formation of hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. It is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual pains or minor injuries. Ibuprofen is used to alleviate the condition of adults and children from the age of 6 months of age.
Also on the journey it is necessary to capture the antipyretic and non-narcotic analgesic medicine Paracetamol. It may be an alternative for those to whom Ibuprofen does not help. Both Ibuprofen and Paracetamol are low-cost analogues of cold and flu medicine( generics) that can not be taken to pregnant women in the 3rd trimester. Paracetamol should not be given to children until 1 month of age.
2. Claritin( from allergies)
The second line in our collection contains a drug that blocks histamine receptors and thereby prevents the development of an allergic reaction. It belongs to the antiallergic drugs of the 2nd generation, that is, it does not cause drowsiness, which is the difference between the popular, but already obsolete Suprastin. However, Suprastin acts more quickly, so it is advisable to have both preparations in the medicine cabinet. The list of the most effective means for allergies is headed by Erius, but the price is 2.5 times higher than for other popular drugs.
Instead of Claritin you can take Zirtek or Telfast.
1. Balsam "Asterisk"( a local antiviral agent)
A universal medicine for the tourist and a proven product for years, helping both with the first signs of a cold, and with headache and with a cold and with insect bites. The main thing is to transfer the "vigorous" smell of balsam, although it is even pleasant for some. To use it is necessary exclusively outwardly, applying a balm under nostrils at a rhinitis, on temples and a nape at a headache, on the place bitten by insects and on a back and a stomach at cold.
Remember that the list of medicines in the medicine cabinet of the traveler at sea or on a long journey must necessarily include all of the listed preparations, however, when traveling with children, it can always be supplemented with drugs at your discretion.