From Sutures to Sunburn: Essential Traveler's Medical Kits
You're off on your first trip to a developing country...or maybe you're just flying to Cancun for the weekend. You've seen a travel doctor and had all the recommended shots, but, as we all know, not every travel health problem can be vaccinated away.
Travelers should always carry a medical kit. For extended trips, you can purchase large pre-assembled medical kits from most outdoor stores. But you can also make your own smaller (and more useful) kit from personal medications and the lists below.
WEEKEND IN CANCUN pack
BY STEAMER (for longer trips)
HEART OF DARKNESS (for
extended expeditions into developing areas)
Tips to remember: Take small sample-sized packets of a variety of medications
to avoid carrying an enormous medical kit. Always make sure medications are
clearly marked, especially prescription drugs, and if you remove medications
from their original packaging, save the dosage instructions--it's hard to
remember how much to take when you don't feel well.
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