First aid kit – what to take with you?
Each of us is looking forward to the summer. This is the time when you can relax your body and soul. Many prefer to spend their summer vacation away from home. Some people are attracted by sea holidays, while others simply want to enjoy solitude with nature in the country. Whichever option you prefer, it is important to always have at hand all the necessary things. Especially carefully you need to treat the collection of travel kits.
Medications for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
The stomach and intestines are one of the most vulnerable systems of the human body, which are especially often subjected to additional stress when traveling and traveling because of the change of the usual kitchen and consumed products. Alcohol, exotic food, fatty meat – all this and much more can adversely affect the work of the digestive tract.
Therefore, going on a long-awaited vacation, do not forget to take at least one of the following list of sorbents with you:
Activated carbon or other sorbents are the main elements of any home and travel kit;
Loperamide provides emergency assistance in case of intestinal and stomach disorders. Acts as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In the case of food or alcohol poisoning, which is accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea, the patient should be treated with Regidron, Trihydron, etc.
These drugs will help restore the acid-base balance, which is disturbed by dehydration.
It should also be borne in mind that after the treatment of poisoning and disorders the intestinal microflora is disturbed, it is therefore necessary several days, and it is better to drink the bacteria Linex, Biosporin for weeks. If you are leaving for a few days, you can buy these drugs on return and take it at home, and in the case of long trips, you should take them with you.
The pain can be caught at the most inopportune moment. In addition, the cause of these unpleasant feelings can be a variety of sources: headache and toothache, menstruation, spasms of internal organs, etc. The following drugs are effective ways to combat pain syndromes:
The classic, affordable and most common drug Analgin, which, however, is banned in many countries due to the content of agranulocytosis and has a lot of contraindications and side effects.
Paracetamol is a universal remedy that relieves pain, and also has antipyretic properties, is produced both by domestic manufacturers under the name of the active substance, and under the commercial names of global manufacturers;
Ibuprofen, produced under the commercial names Nurofen and Ibufen, like paracetamol, has a febrifugal effect, it acts faster and longer than paracetamol;
Nosh-pa or Drotaverine are a wide range of antispasmodics;
Ketanov strong painkiller.
Antipyretic drugs An effective antipyretic agent should be an obligatory constituent element of a travel first aid kit, and a few are better:
Paracetamol is a drug that can be taken in various dosages for adults and children.
Ibuprofen is more effective but has more side effects.
Drugs for sore throat and cough
A glass of cold water or prolonged exposure to seawater can cause sore throat and cough.
The most common and effective drugs for sore throat are the following drugs:
Chlorophilipt (pills or spray);
Tantum Verde (spray or tablets);
Tablets against dry cough: Libeksin, Mukaltin;
Sprays against dry cough: Herbion, Lasolvan;
For wet cough: tablets ACC, Bromhexin, Doctor Mom in various forms of release;
Syrups Bronholitin, Bronkhostop, Pektolvan C.
According to statistics, 75% of people who went to the sea, are subject to the negative effects of sunlight, causing burns on the body. Active drugs in eliminating the symptoms of sunburn are creams and sprays based on panthenol: Bepanten, Panthenol.
Health problems may lie in wait, not only at the very rest, but also on the way to it.
Quite a few people on the road are experiencing motion sickness, the so-called seasickness. Therefore, if you or your fellow travelers are in the category of people with a weak vestibular apparatus, then you should definitely buy a medicine for motion sickness, vomiting, nausea and headache:
More low-cost counterparts of foreign drugs are Avia-Sea tablets, as well as ginger capsules.
It does not mean at all that you need to take all of the above preparations on a trip. It will be enough for one position from each category, and then be sure that the summer vacation will not disappoint you.