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6 Must-Haves For Your Travel Medical Kit
Travelling soon? You wouldn’t want to spoil a well-earned holiday by falling ill. Read on to start getting your travel medical kit ready!
By Doctor Anywhere, 12 Nov 2018
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Travelling soon? You wouldn’t want to spoil a well-earned holiday by falling ill. A solid medical kit can help prevent your symptoms from getting worse, which may save you a few inconvenient trips to the clinic.

Having quick access to medications can be quite handy, especially when you’re in a foreign place and exposed to new health threats. Fret not, your medical kit may very well be the ultimate weapon against harmful substances and infectious diseases. Read on to get started!

1. Painkillers

You might get hit with headaches, migraines, menstrual cramps, fever or any other kinds of pain along the way. Painkillers such as paracetamol are effective pain relievers for mild to moderate symptoms.

2. Cold & Flu Meds

Viruses can spread through air droplets when an affected individual coughs, sneezes or even talks. Painkillers, congestion medicines, cough medicines and throat lozenges can help to combat symptoms of cold and flu.

The influenza virus is especially contagious and can cause much more serious symptoms compared to the common cold. The good news is that vaccinations against the disease are widely available in Singapore, and we do offer them as well.

3. Antihistamines

If you suffer from allergies, antihistamines are useful for keeping your symptoms controlled, especially if you’re going to be exposed to exotic plants and animals. Antihistamines help to prevent allergic rhinitis and other allergies which can cause symptoms like blocked nose, sneezing or skin rash.

4. Motion Sickness Meds

If you tend to feel nauseous on a plane, boat or long road trip, be sure to bring some motion sickness medications along with you. This is especially beneficial for women on their period, or those who are pregnant. Motion sickness medications can help prevent dizziness, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

5. Diarrhoea Meds

Traveller’s diarrhoea is probably one of the most common illnesses when you’re on holiday. There are medications that can treat diarrhoea and help prevent frequent (and unpleasant) trips to the bathroom.

6. Wound Care

Your wound care kit should include items such as antiseptic solutions, plasters, bandages and other kinds of wound dressings, as well as bandage tape and alcohol wipes. You’ll never know when you’ll get into little accidents along the way, especially if your holiday involves sport or adventure activities.

And that’s all folks! If you’re planning to travel, video consult our Singapore-registered doctors for travel medications on our app, and get medications delivered right to your doorstep. Click here to download our app and get help within minutes!

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