What To Pack In Your Travel First-Aid Kit? juni 22, 2022 – Posted in: Travel – Tags: , , , , , , ,

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HOW TO PACK A SMALL MEDICAL KIT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

In addition to all the other things you need to pack for your holiday, it is also convenient to have a small medical kit in your suitcase. Most people who have tried to get the Spanish pharmacist to understand that you have diarrhea while standing sweaty and with crossed legs, do remember to pack a few diarrhea pills for the next holiday.

WHAT SHOULD YOU PACK IN A MEDICAL KIT?

If you are feeling unwell on your holiday, it’s nice to have a first-aid kit with few but well-chosen pharmacy goods. In addition to the regular packing list for your holiday, you here also get a packing list for a travel medical kit with medication and first aid for small injuries. In your first-aid kit you can pack:

  • Band Aids
  • Painkillers
  • Sunscreen and aftersun
  • Mosquito spray and mosquito repellent
  • Medication against diarrhea
  • Constipation medication
  • Allergy pills
  • Blister patches
  • Hand sanitizer

Of course, you should also always remember to pack your prescription medication for chronic diseases.

GLOSSARY OF DISEASES AND MEDICATIONS

A travel medical kit will not only save you from a “lost in translation” trip to the local pharmacy, but at the same time also prevents you from getting the wrong medication due to language barriers.

If you urgently need other medical goods than packed in your first-aid kit, and you need to know what cough is called in French, then here is a useful, small glossary that can help you with the most important words about illnesses and medication:

English German Danish Portugese French Spanish
Drugstore Apotheke Apotek Farmácia Pharmacie Farmacia
Diarrhoea Durchfall Diarré Diarréia Diarrhée Diarrea
Nausea Brechreiz Kvalme Náusea Nausée Náusea
Vomiting Erbrechen Opkast Vômito Vomissement Vómitos
Constipation Verstopfung Forstoppelse Constipação Constipation Estreñimiento
Cough Husten Hoste Tosse Toux Tos
Fever Fieber Feber Febre Fièvre Fiebre
Thermometer Thermometer Termometer Termômetro Thermomètre Termómetro

ARE YOU GOING OUTSIDE EUROPE?

If you are visiting foreign countries, ask your doctor or pharmacist what to bring in your travel pharmacy. Throughout the Western World you can more or less get the same medication – but if you are traveling to developing countries, you may need a larger and more well-stocked travel pharmacy.

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