First, separate your daily medication (usual treatments, contraception, malaria pills) from the emergency medical kit (used less frequently).
The medical kit is to be used in emergency situations. It should be small and compact so you can easily take it with you on all excursions; it should be a bright colour so that you can find it easily and not forget it in your hotel room or while hiking... Be sure to choose a kit with a hanging strap. This will not only make it easier to access the various compartments, but being able to hang it ensures proper hygiene, regardless of the environment.
Here are a few tips to help you put together an adequate medical kit:
The following list is only an indication of what you might include and in no way claims to be exhaustive:
Any kind of self-medication administered without professional medical advice can be very dangerous. It’s essential to verify with your doctor their amounts, directions for use and compatibility with other medications before leaving on a trip.
To treat any aches, pains or illnesses that might occur during your trip, take along emergency medication: The following list is only an indication of what you might include and in no way claims to be exhaustive:
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