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Travel first aid kit. Think in time for prescription drugs, you will replace the worst

Nothing destroys a dream vacation as effectively as a health problem. Be prepared for them and prepare your travel first aid kit before traveling. When properly equipped, it can become a holiday treasure. Before a more demanding journey out of civilization, expect to visit a GP. You may need prescription-only medicines, says the chairman of the Association of General Practitioners MUDr. Petr Šonka. This applies, for example, to antibiotics, antibiotic ointments and some sleep medications.

There is no universal solution

Forget about the fact that the drug package that you were traveling to in the mountains in the winter was not going to happen quickly, do not rely on fellow travelers. According to Mgr. Leony Štěpková from Alphega Pharmacy Medea in Hostomice nad Bílinou is an important travel medicine kit to prepare for you . It depends on individual difficulties, travel team, destination and planned activities. "Another medical kit will be taken by the athlete to the mountains, another family with children to the resort to the sea, other people riding on bicycles around the Czech Republic," says Štěpková. A simple outline can be held by everyone.

1. Regularly used medicines

It sounds a matter of course, but according to MUDr. Unfortunately, it's common for the jogs. Everyday medicines are taken at home. Prevent this and put it in your luggage in a timely manner. The pill to be swallowed on the day of departure should be cut off from the payment and left aside. Without your medication, you are on your way around the holidays and finding them can spoil your vacation.
Also definitely add drugs that you often find home. "Someone suffers from hives, someone in constipation, someone has other difficulties," notes Leona Štěpková. Maybe constipation is a travel problem for many women. It changes the environment, and then, all day long, she goes around the toilet. At home banality, but on the road without medication great inconvenience.

2. Allergy

The travel medicine box should not miss allergy medications, such as skin gels, tablets or syrups for indoor use. According to MUDr. Tomas Rohovsky of the Brno allergy and immunology Hornmed with the allergist must have all the drugs he takes in the long term, even those for temporary difficulties. This is usually a relief inhaler and eye drops or nasal drops. "Pro Uncle Accident", every single non-allergic person should also have a free antihistamine in tablets such as Zyrtec or Xyzal, and some eye drops against allergy, "says MUDr. Rohovský. For skin allergy symptoms, Fenistil recommends.

3. Pain, temperature and cold

Traditional medications for temperature and pain are probably the first thing we get when packing the travel first aid kit. It is better to have both paracetamol and ibuprofen in your hand. Paracetamol recommends MUDr. It is the first choice medicine for fever, while ibuprofen is more suitable for inflammation-induced problems. "If necessary, they can be combined, but I recommend that you keep at least a four-hour interval between doses," adds MUDr. Shank.
According to Leo Štěpková, the choice of the particular preparation depends on who will use it. "If someone has a bad liver, they will not take paracetamol. If he has stomach problems again, it is not advisable to give him ibuprofen, "he says.

For children, do not forget to pack the analgesics for children. Although syrups take quite a lot of space when compared to tablets, children are much easier to swallow.
Even on vacation they can get rid of rhinitis, cough and sore throat. They are mainly caused by transitions between the interior and the air conditioning and outdoor heat. Choose your favorite cure for adults and children.

4. Difficulty in digestion and nausea

Kinedryl is the generational rescue tool of all the parents that the children vomit in the car. Adults can also get chewing gum from nausea. Both variants are proven by Leona Štěpková. "They work when traveling by car, aircraft or boat," he adds.
In case of digestive problems, it is good to have traditional charcoal in the luggage, but it is necessary to count on reducing the efficacy of other drugs used at the same time.
The drug Endiaron is a remedy against tough diarrhea, but it is currently missing on the market. Experienced pharmacist, however, can replace him according to Štěpková. "I would recommend Hylak or Enterol, they are registered and reliable preparations."
When traveling to the resorts, typically in Egypt, according to MUDr. It makes it easier to rely on the supplies of local pharmacists. "The pathogen mixture is different than in the Czech Republic and when you have diarrhea, you will be advised by every pharmacist. The antimicrobial preparation is freely available and works well, " says MUDr. Shank.

5. Abrasions and injuries

Compulsory equipment of travel medicine cabinets is used to treat wounds - disinfection, patches, bandages, scissors and tweezers. On top of the mountains and hiking, add the patches on the blisters. The elbow should not have a flexible bandage for possible sprains and ointments for painful muscles and swelling. An antibiotic ointment may also be useful. "Different abrasions and injuries are heavier in the warmer climate," explains MUDr. Shank.

6. Care of the skin and eyes

In particular, water is a must-see quality sunscreen - high UV UV creams, sun-tanning milk, and even panthenol-containing foam to keep you going in the sun. "For people with sensitive skin and children, I would definitely choose protective factors around 50," says MUDr. Shank.
If you dive a lot in the sea, Leona Štěpková says good to take drops in your ears and eyes. In addition, a mosquito and tick repellent and disinfecting gel or disinfectant napkins are always appropriate.

8. Adventurers and exoticism

The journey to Asia, Latin America, Africa or more demanding travel expeditions will require more careful preparation of the first-aid kit. For long-haul trips, according to MUDr. Picks can throw sleeping pills, and in a pharmacy without prescription you get only weaker natural preparations. From his medical practice, Shonka knows that backpackers and adventurers walk in front of the antibiotics route. "It's not ideal, but in some cases it's unfortunately the only way. If I do not know the originator of the disease, I choose broad-spectrum antibiotics. "
When traveling to risk areas with malaria, you can have an antimalarial prescription from your doctor. According to MUDr. The jogs will be guided by the World Health Organization maps for the choice of medicine, because they do not work the same preparations everywhere. "In this case, the medication is fully covered by the patient," concluded MUDr. Shank.

Source: tz, edited editorially

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