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First aid kit

It’s important to have a well-stocked first aid kit in your home or when you travel so you can deal with minor accidents and injuries.

Your first aid kit should be locked and kept in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children.

Many people also keep a small first aid kit in their car for emergencies.

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FIRST AID KIT

» Bandage for sprains

» Plasters/Band-aids

» Iodine or water filter (optional)

» Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters

» Antiseptic ointment for cuts

» Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

» Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller

» Oral rehydration salts

» Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

» Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

» Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)

» Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria

» Diamox (altitude sickness )

» Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

» For more details please see our staying healthy topic.

TOILETRIES

» Antiseptic wipes (benzalkonium chloride (BZK)-based wipes preferred; alcohol-based OK)

» Antibacterial ointment (e.g., bacitracin)

» 1 medium sized quick drying towel

» Sunscreen 50 UV factor

» Toothbrush / paste preferably biodegradable

» Multipurpose soap preferably biodegradable

» Deodorant

» Nail clippers

» Face and body moisturizer

» Feminine hygiene products

» Lip balm

» Small mirror

USEFUL NEWS SERVICES

1. Do not travel without insurance be sure that you include insurances helicopter and hospital treatment.
2. If you have symptoms of altitude sickness get down and wait until the symptoms pass.
3. During the trek drink more water and take food reach of proteins.
4. Your body needs extra hydration and more energy.
5. Prolonged fever and diarrhea seek immediate doctor.

FIRST AID QUICK GUIDE

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