Travel First Aid & Medication Kit

Essential First Aid Items

Bandages & Wipes

  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Assorted bandages
  • Moleskin or another type of blister treatment
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Safety pins
  • Non-stick pads
  • Gauze pads in various sizes
  • Cottons swabs

Basic Medication & Ointments

  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Ibuprofen (or another preferred pain-relief medication)
  • Insect sting treatment
  • Antihistamine for allergic reactions
  • Eye drops
  • Anti-diarrheal pills
  • Poison ivy / poison oak treatment
  • Prescription medications (e.g., antibiotics)
  • Rehydration salts
  • Loperamide Tablets (imodium)

Tools & Equipment

  • Multi tool (or a pocket knife)
  • Thermometer
  • Blunt-tipped scissors
  • Surgical gloves
  • CPR mask
  • Small notebook with pen (to record vitals, etc.)
  • Heat-reflecting emergency blanket
  • First-aid cards that include instructions on how to use the items if you are not familiar
  • Tweezers
  • Health insurance card

Other Items

  • Cold and flu tablets
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Insect repellent containing DEET (diethyl toluamide)
  • Sting relief solution, e.g. Stingose (aluminium sulfate)
  • Mild laxative, for constipation
  • Antacid for indigestion
  • Antifungal or antibacterial cream
  • Low potency hydrocortisone cream
  • Fluid and electrolyte replacement powder or tablets, e.g. Gastrolyte or HYDRAlyte
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunscreen (at least SPF 30+)
  • Water purifying tablets
  • A mosquito-proof bed net
  • First aid reference

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