Travel First Aid
Travel brings its fair share of challenges in the form of accidents, bugs and bites. Over the years I've built up a kit of remedies and preventatives that serve me well on most occasions. and I've had a few accidents and incidents along the way!
Pack in a transparent plastic cuboid bag - easy to see what's where. Fits easily into a case. Here are my suggestions:
- Antihistamine cream - for insect bites
- In room mosquito deterrent /room refresher - again Incognito are good
- Insect repellent/spray - a non DDT one like Incognito where possible
- Travel sickness pills - especially if boats are involved
- Rescue Remedy - in case things get stressful!
- Plasters and blister cushions
- Imodium - for days you have to travel with diarrhoea and there's no easy toilet access
- Oral re-hydration sachets - essential for sickness and/or diarrhoea
- 4 Head roll on stick for headaches
- Heat patches for aches and pains- nice on the back for longhaul sleeping
- First Defence nasal spray to try and prevent colds/bugs after plane travel
- Aloe vera gel - for sunburn and general moisturisation
- Infected eye cream in case of styes or other problems
- Tea tree oil - an excellent antiseptic
- Cranberry tablets - in case of cystitis
- Melatonin - great for jet lag. Not available in the UK - buy almost anywhere else!
- Turmeric/curcumin capsules - an anti inflammatory/ natural antibiotic
- Anti malarials if necessary
- Probiotics - for preventing stomach upsets. increase the dose if actually struck down. I've recently discovered Megaporebiotic. Expensive but really good and worth the money. Biokult is also good.
- Indigestion tablets
- Ear plugs