On a trip that can last for weeks or months it is always advisable to be prepared for the possible health problems that we may suffer. The space occupied by a pair of extra pants that you may not be able to use - nothing better than washing as you go - you can make better use of instruments in your medical kit.
Although what we are going to need will depend a lot on the area we are going to visit, we have chosen a list of medical material that can be very useful and from which we can choose what we think we may need:
Topical antiseptic wipes, strips and antibiotics. The more you walk, the more chances you will get a blister. The same if you risk the physique with adventure sport or some adventure off the track. There is no reason to let a small scratch become a more serious infection and that is why it will be better to take type remedies Merchromine or Betadine. Take them especially if you travel to very remote and wild places.
Lantern. It is not a medical instrument but it is essential in your backpack. I'm sure you don't want to make your way to the dark bathroom on one of the nights of your excursion in the Amazon jungle.
Antidiarrheals and rehydrating salts. Medications such as Fortasec It can help you prevent a bad meal in India or Thailand from leaving you weak and dehydrated for several days. It came to me great. Recommended for those with a delicate stomach.
Rehydrating salt pills can be found in pharmacies. Remember that more than half of travelers experience this problem and a really serious condition can be reached.
Sunscreen. It should always be taken to avoid sunburn, especially if we choose warm destinations. When you are thinking that you will envy your skin color on the way back if you do not use it, remember the sadly - fashionable - skin cancer.
Pills to prevent nausea in transport. A medicine like Biodramina You can make a pleasant conversation with your seatmate in the bus of the thousand Nepalese curves, well beyond the “do you have a bag where you can pot?”.
Thermometer. Fundamental - I don't know about you, but I am one of those who am totally null to take someone's temperature by putting their hand on their forehead! -and that, depending on where you are, it won't be easy to find. Try to carry it in a sturdy case.
Pain relievers. Medications like the common aspirin, Nurofen or the ibopruphene They can come in handy so that a headache, joint pain or fever does not prevent us from enjoying the day.
Hydrocortisone and creams to fight skin rashes or irritations. It can be very annoying when you have the English selected - for not keeping them hydrated and rubbing, for example - and you must walk long distances.
Antiallergic medications. If you are allergic, take some antistamines. Your allergies may be controlled at home but appear once you change the weather or altitude. If you are allergic to certain foods, bee stings, or other specific conditions that require medication, make sure you have a large supply of them before starting your trip.
Special ointments. Take antifungal creams if you are prone to catch them in showers, because of the humidity or have athlete's foot.
Repellents. A mosquito repellent is vital if you are traveling to areas where there may be malaria, yellow fever, dengue or any other disease that the mosquito can transmit. Depending on where you are going to stay you can take a mosquito net - You will find them in adventure shops - to dominate and even a guy who comes sprayed on insecticide. The latter type of mosquito nets was to blame for a 44% reduction in child mortality in Kenya due to malaria.
Medications against malaria. Essential if you are traveling to an affected region, such as Africa, central and northeastern South America, India and Southeast Asia. There are different types of treatment that sometimes depend on the affected area you go to. Check with your doctor to find out which one will be the most appropriate for your trip.
Water purifying tablets. Fundamental when you are going to do long trekking through lakes or rivers that may seem crystalline but from which to drink can cause you a strong stomach disorder. They can be obtained at any adventure sports store or pharmacies.
Condoms. You are right. Depending on the place you travel to, they may not be available and you never know the encounters that the route can hold for you.
Apart from all this, do not forget to visit the medical experts in travel medicine They will know how to tell you the types of vaccines you will need depending on your itinerary. In addition they can always tell you of some other useful medicine that can be added to your medical kit.
Remember that you will not be able to enjoy your trip if you are not completely healthy. Take all possible precautions!