The essential first aid kit for your trip

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A basic travel first aid kit should include the following items:  

Sunscreen

Sun protection (SPF 50 is recommended).

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Lip protection.  

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Insect repellent suitable for tropical zones (>20% DEET is recommended).  

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Thermometer.  

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Condoms. 

Scissors, band aid, gauze

Dressing materials for wounds (gauze, plasters, tape, scissors, tweezers and disinfectants such as povidone-iodine aqueous solution). 

Medicines

Paracetamol for pain or fever and, if necessary, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen).

You are also advised to take:  

Glass, sachet, liquid

In case of diarrhoea:  

  • Oral rehydration salts.  

  • Anti-diarrhoea tablets (racecadotril or loperamide). 

  • Laxatives, in case of constipation when travelling. 

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Topical cream for bites. 

round pills, vasodilators

Oral antihistamine in case of allergies. 

Pastillas

Antimalarial treatment and antibiotics in some cases (as recommended by a medical professional).  

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Personal medication should be taken in your hand luggage, accompanied by relevant documentation, to keep it safe in the event that your luggage is lost. You should also take a medical report explaining your condition and its treatment, as well as prescriptions for “complex” medication. Likewise, the package insert of the drug should be taken, so you know how to take it and in which circumstances.  

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