The first-aid kit

Gibbs, Jason
October 2005
Geographical (Campion Interactive Publishing);Oct2005, Vol. 77 Issue 10, p95
This article presents pieces of medical advice for travellers. It is necessary that travellers carry basic first-aid items such as plasters, non-adherent dressings, hypoallergenic tape and antiseptics. Depending on medical facilities in-country, travellers must consider packing sterile equipment. As for medicines, travellers should carry general painkillers. Longer-term travellers should also look into taking prescription only antibiotics to treat severe diarrhea such as ciprofloxacin.


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