What medicines to take on vacation - Causes, symptoms and treatment. MF.
Finally, the long-awaited vacation has come, and you are going on vacation to another city or country, which you have long dreamed of visiting. Collecting things on the road, you ask a reasonable question: Do you need to take medicine with you if you are a practically healthy and rarely sick person? The unequivocal answer is yes, it is necessary.
And although I do not want to think about possible problems, especially in a strange climatic zone with unusual food, water, weather and other recreation features, it can happen and it's better to be prepared for this. Do not collect everything that is available at home in the locker. At first glance, the list of necessary drugs seems impressive, but, on the other hand, there is nothing superfluous in it, anything can be required in any combination.
So, we collect a first aid kit on the road.
First, determine what medicines you have available in your home medicine chest, and which you will have to buy. On the available packaging at home, carefully look at the expiration date and the amount of the drug, it should be enough for that period that you will rest, or rather take with a small margin. Medicines with expired or approaching end of life should not be taken. You also need to take care of what you are taking the medicine. Packaging must be protected from mechanical damage, sun exposure, heat, wetting.
You do not need to collect absolutely all the names of medicines listed in the list, just one medicine from each group( aimed at treating one pathology).
1. Antiallergic agents. Suprastin, tavegil, loratadin
With food allergies, exacerbations of an allergic rhinitis, skin allergic itching, hives. Take the tablets with you, even if you have never suffered this.
Caution: Taking these medications is unacceptable with alcohol consumption, and when driving.
2. Painkillers. Nurofen( ibuprofen, instant 400, burana), baralgin, spazgan will relieve headache, back pain, muscle.
A) Antidiarrhoea and enterosorbents. Smecta, activated carbon, enterosgel, imodium( loperamide).It is permissible to apply within 3 days, in the absence of improvement - contact a doctor.
B) Means against heartburn, nausea, heaviness in the abdomen. Gastal, renni, mezim forte( pancreatin), motilac, cerucal. Mezim forte( pancreatin) can be taken during a plentiful meal, eating fatty foods to facilitate digestion.
B) Against abdominal pain. But-spawn( drotaverine).D) With food poisoning. Smecta, regidron, enterol, bifiform, erysefuril
E) With constipation. Guttalax, laxigal, forlax
4. Means for motion sickness in transport. Dramina, aerodrome
5. Means for treatment of sunburn. Panthenol, sovenenthol
6. Cold remedies.
A) Antipyretic and eliminating joint and muscle pain. Paracetamol( Efferalgan, Tylenol, Panadol), Nurofen, Nise. B) Remedies for the common cold. Ximelin, rhinostop, otrivin
B) From the pain in the throat. Lozenges for resorption: septothete plus, strepfen, grammidine
Aerosols: inhalipt, hexoral
D) When coughing with phlegm. Ambroxol tablets, lazolvan( syrup), ambrohexal( syrup)
7. Soothing agents. Persen, novopassit, valerian in tablets.
It can be used in the first days of staying in a new place - in the daytime, and at night if there are sleep disorders.
8. Anti-herpetic drugs ( with bubble rashes on the face).Zovirax gel, acyclovir
9. Local antiseptics. Chlorhexidine hydrochloride( miramistine), hydrogen peroxide, iodine, brilliant green( can be in the form of pencils)
10. Dressing. Bandage sterile 2 pcs., Bactericidal plaster, cotton balls
11. Eye drops. Sulfacil sodium( Albucid), vizin
12. Local remedies for the treatment of bruises, ligament injuries and muscles. Voltaren emulgel, fastum gel, indovazin gel
13. From fatigue in the legs, swelling. Helenven, ginkor gel
14. From insect bites. Psilo balm, fenistil
15. Thermometer electronic
16. Repellents - means for repelling insects, if you are going to travel to tropical countries. It is better to take what you have already used, or to pre-test the drug yourself to avoid allergic reactions.
17. Means that protect against harmful ultraviolet radiation with a high protective factor( SPF).
People with chronic diseases should not forget to take constantly taken medications, as well as drugs recommended by the doctor for emergency help, for example, in case of sudden increase in blood pressure in patients suffering from hypertension.
What medicines to take on holiday for a child
What to put in a first aid kit for children? Of antipyretic drugs for children, paracetamol is preferred in syrup( children's panadol, Efferalgan syrup for children, Tylenol for children) or in candles( panadol, cefecon).It is necessary to protect the skin from the sun with a UV factor of at least 30, local antiseptics, smecta, bandage, panthenol from sunburn, nasal drops( nasal, Aqua Maris), eye drops, antiallergic, sedation( dramina) or mintLollipops. For constipation, a glycerin suppository or a dyufalac syrup.
If the child suffers from any chronic illness, consult a pediatrician before leaving.
Rules for the transport of drugs across the border
Restrictions on cross-border transportation extend to psychotropic and narcotic substances. If you suffer from a disease that requires taking the drug from this group, you must confirm that this drug is necessary for your personal use for medical reasons. Proof of this is the prescription from the doctor( you can duplicate) or an extract from the medical history with a medical signature. In addition, you must fill out the passenger customs declaration, indicating the name and quantity of the drug being transported, attaching the available medical documents to it, and going along the "red corridor".Important specification - many combined medicines may contain a prohibited component. These are some painkillers, antitussive drugs, sedatives, like, for example, all the familiar corvalol or valocordin containing phenobarbital. Drugs for weight loss can also belong to a group of psychotropic. They will also have to be declared. List of potent substances to be declared can be viewed on the website of the Federal Customs Service.
For any medicine that says that it is prescription-dispensed, you must be prepared to present the prescription from the doctor. If the medicine is NOT from the list of strong and psychotropic drugs, you do not need to declare it, your corridor is "green".
These are Russian rules. However, in each country there is a list of prohibited drugs, to find out about which it is necessary in advance in the travel agency or, using the Internet, to avoid unforeseen problems.
Transportation of medicines by air
In carry-on luggage, it is possible to transport liquid dosage forms, as well as creams and gels with a capacity of not more than 100 ml each. They should be packed in a transparent plastic package and their total volume should not exceed 1 liter. It is forbidden to transport aerosols in hand luggage, except for those that are needed during the flight for medical reasons, for example, anti-asthmatic. In this case, be prepared to provide a certificate from the doctor with a diagnosis or prescription. The same rule applies if you carry with you strong drugs or a common medicine in large quantities.
And, in conclusion - it is important to remember that even the most modern medications taken on a trip do not abolish the need for qualified medical advice if your state of health does not improve within 2-3 days on the background of their reception. Do not experiment with self-medication longer than this time, entrust your health to doctors.
Have a good rest!
Physician Therapist SE