Wednesday, November 13, 2013

what medicines to pack when travelling - emergency travel medicines

Often when travelling we often ask ourself the question, what medicines should we pack when travelling - what should be medicine for children or infants and what medicines to pack for adults.

When travelling you can incur any type of illness and that is the worst nightmare of any anytrip - getting ill.

What is more important is to have medicines handy for any situation.
Here are some of the medicines which may be handy when travelling -
these may take a bit of space in your suitcase or bag but is worth having them with you.

- pain killers like panadol / paracetamol
- antiseptic / antibiotic cream like POLYFAX
- Anti allergy (Myteka)
- Eye / nose / ear drops
- Oral ointment for treatment of oral cuts (eg: Somogel)
- Eye ointment - for eye related infections (Like Polyfax eye ointment)
- generic antibiotic (eg: amoxil)
- Pain relief balm (eg: iodex / tiger balm)
- first aid aerosol / bandage
- for upset stomach / loose motion (eg lomotil or antox)
- for flu (Arinac)
- for extreme pain / teeth ache or other extreme pains (ANSAID)

Most of these medicines are available over the counter and do not need prescription , except for antibiotics. Better check with your pharmacy.

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