Health on the road
Mobile first aid kit is an essential attribute of every sensible traveler. Medicaid far from the place of residence is not always easy to get, so it remains to rely only on yourself. How competently and, importantly, it is compact to collect the necessary pharmaceutical baggage, the Health Magazine was able to understand – the regional program “Health Development” pays much attention to prevention.
To the long-awaited vacation is not overshadowed by annoying little things, to filling the first aid kit doctors recommend to approach with all responsibility. We asked the pharmacist of one of the popular pharmacies what medicines to take with him on the road.
Remedies for intestinal disorders
Drugs for diarrhea – drugs number 1, which must be in the medicine cabinet of every self-respecting tourist, – said the pharmacist. – There is even so-called travelers diarrhea. If you’ve got it, rifaximin, ciprofloxacin, azithromycin will become life saving agents. By the way, usually the risk of diarrhea development is higher for those who go on vacation in the tropical and subtropical regions.
In case of food poisoning, do not forget to take enterosorbents with you, the main task of which is to remove poisons, toxins and various microbes from the body. This, for example, activated carbon, polysorbent, polyphan, enterodez and other drugs. With diarrhea, Smecta is also effective. Do not interfere with the trip and spasmolytics, such as spasmalgon or “Noshpa”. It is also worthwhile to purchase “Mezim” or “Festal”, – the representative of the pharmacy network believes.
An allergy sufferer with an experience must certainly take on a trip proven means from an allergy. But even if you or your loved ones do not suffer from allergic reactions, it is better to protect yourself from possible unwanted problems beforehand and put in the first-aid kit, say, “Claritin”, suprastin or “Erius.” By the way, these preparations must be also in the dacha first-aid kit, because no one is immune from the bite of a bee or a bumblebee, and it can cause a strong allergic reaction.
As explained, the antibiotic of a wide range to take on the road is fully justified, because in some countries the preparations of such a plan are sold strictly by prescription. However, if a person often suffers from bronchitis, angina, sinusitis and other infectious diseases of the respiratory tract, it is wise to stock up with the antibiotics of purposeful action prescribed by the doctor.
Antipyretics and analgesics
Antipyretic effect of acetylsalicylic acid, paracetamol, aspirin, tsitramon. This includes analgin, ibuppofen and other drugs. In general, the range of these funds is very wide. And almost all of them have an anesthetic effect, and some (for example, “nayz” and aspirin) also have an anti-inflammatory effect.
It is equally important to think about medicines that will help get rid of cough and cold if they suddenly decide to overtake you on a journey. It can be good old lozenges and drops in the nose.
Sunscreens and insect bites
In the hot summer months and in cases when the trip is associated with a prolonged stay in the sun, the sunscreen cream is an indispensable component of the road kit. Plus, by itself it is necessary to take preparations from burns (“Pantenol”, “Bipanten”). Importantly, the cream should be protected by SPF 3050. They can be used not only while on the beach, but also during excursions. If the rest is planned at a dacha or in a poorly familiar locality, your reliable satellites are means from insect bites (Mosquitol, Gardex and others).
Meds for injuries
Bandage and band-aid – that’s what the first-aid kit can hardly be considered assembled. Vat should be bought sterile, and the plaster adhesive should be taken in two types: bactericidal and fixative. It is desirable to equip the first-aid kit with miniature marching scissors. Do not forget also about iodine (ideally if it is in the form of a felt-tip pen), hydrogen peroxide solution / Chlorhexidine / Miramistin – for washing and disinfection of wounds, any effective healing ointment (Rescuer, Boro plus) and ammonia.
If you take any medications at all times, they should go to your personal first aid kit first. And preferably with a margin – in case of loss. However, remember that the most reasonable option in order to avoid serious ailments during the holiday period is a preliminary consultation with a therapist or a doctor in charge.