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    First Aid Kit for Travelers - Topic Overview

    What you pack in your first aid kit will depend on where and how long you plan to travel and the medical care available there. Here is a general list of items to include.

    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen (SPF 30 to 50) and lip screen
    • Thermometer
    • Oral rehydration solution packets
    • Basic first aid items (adhesive bandages, gauze, elastic bandage, antiseptic, tweezers)
    • Antibacterial hand wipes
    • Moleskin for blisters
    • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contacts

    Talk to your doctor about which of the following medicines to include and how to take them:

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    Other items that may be useful in certain circumstances:

    • Mild sedative
    • Antianxiety medicine
    • High-altitude sickness preventive medicine
    • Water purification tablets or water filtering system

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 20, 2015
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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