Medicine and First Aid

  • First aid Kit

Even though every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, carrying a small supply of first aid products for your own personal use is advisable. Base your kit to the list below, plus any special medications you may need:

  • Insect repellent.
  • Antiseptic cream.
  • Throat lozenges or hard candies.
  • Anti-diarrhoeal drug
  • Anti-protozoan. (Flagyl). Ask your doctor.
  • Antibiotics. A broad-spectrum antibiotic. Please ask your doctor.
  • Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol - for headaches etc.
  • Moleskin or Second Skin for blisters.
  • Diamox. Already discussed.
  • Re-hydration salts. A small tub of Gatorade powder mix is a good idea.
  • Multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
  • Iodine-based water purification tablets.