PREPARE THE RECOMMENDED TRAVEL2GREECE EMERGENCY HEALTH KIT
PREPARE THE RECOMMENDED TRAVEL2GREECE
The contents of a travel health kit should be tailored to the traveler’s needs, type of travel, length of travel, and destination. A travel health kit can help to ensure travelers have supplies they need to manage preexisting medical conditions,prevent illness related to traveling and take care of minor health problems as they occur.
All medications should be carried in their original containers with clear labels, so the contents are easily identified. Travelers should carry copies of all prescriptions, including their generic names. For controlled substances and injectable medications, travelers should carry a note from the prescribing physician or from the travel clinic on letterhead stationery. Certain medications are not permitted in certain countries. If there is a question about these restrictions, particularly with controlled substances, travelers should contact the embassy or consulate of the destination country. sily identified.
Travelers with preexisting medical conditions should carry enough medication for the duration of their trip and an extra supply, in case the trip is extended for any reason. People with preexisting conditions, such as diabetes or allergies, should consider wearing an alert bracelet (such as those available fromwww.medicalert.org) and making sure this information is on a card in their wallet and with their other travel documents.
- Disposable gloves (≥2 pairs)
- Adhesive bandages, multiple sizes
- Adhesive tape
- Elastic bandage wrap for sprains and strains
- Cotton swabs
- Antifungal and antibacterial ointments or creams
- 1% hydrocortisone cream
- Anti-itch gel or cream for insect bites and stings
- Aloe gel for sunburns
- Moleskin or molefoam for blisters
- Digital thermometer
- Saline eye drops
- First aid quick reference card