- Anti-diarrheal drugs will improve comfort and prevents dehydration. (E.g. Imodium)
- Pain relief and anti-inflammatory analgesic. (E.g. ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen)
- Anti-histamines for hay fever and acute allergic reactions. (E.g. Zyrtec, Benadryl)
- Acetazolamide for altitude sickness.
Medications and ointment
- Adhesive bandage in an assortment of sizes for any punctures, cuts, or minor scrapes.
- Sterile gauze pads individually wrapped.
- Antiseptic wipes for cuts and lesions.
- Antibiotic ointment to fights infection.
- A steroid cream or cortisone (reduces swelling and itching caused by insect stings).
Wounds and injuries
- Tweezers to remove a dastardly splinter or any foreign bodies from your skin.
- A digital thermometer as fever is always a sign of an infection.
- Non-latex gloves.
- Matches to sterilise needles or tweezers.
- Adhesive or paper tape (Duck tape will do).
- Scissors to cut tape, clothing or bandages. A pocket knife with scissors will do.
- Safety pins.
- Pen and paper.
- Insect repellent containing DEET (for the skin). Read more information on how to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
- Insect spray containing permethrin (for clothing, tents and bed nets)
- Sunblock and sunscreen lip balm.
- Oral rehydration salts.
- Hand sanitizer.
- A bar of soap to clean wounds and your own hands.
- Sterile eye wash solution can be used for the irrigation and cleansing of the eyes.