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What should be in the first aid bag when going trekking? (Part 3)

In this article, let’s continue to explore some useful information about items in the first aid bag when going trekking!

Group of special medicines

Take some special medicine with you when you have an uncomfortable situation that cannot go to the medical center. Pain relievers, fever reducers:

  • When the weather changes in the new environment, you can catch colds and fevers. Please prepare some over-the-counter medicines that are commonly used to relieve pain and fever in the body such as paracetamol, buprofen. 
  • Pain relievers, itchiness caused by insect bites: When you are infected by mosquitoes, squeezed or insects, the medicines will effectively reduce the itching and inflammation caused by insect bites. 
  • Digestive enzymes, medications for diarrhea, and constipation: If you encounter unsanitary or unhygienic foods, you may experience diarrhea, constipation. Carrying some digestive aids with you will help you avoid the unfortunate risks to the digestive system.
  • Special medicine: depending on your health, bring with you some medications that are prescribed separately by your doctor depending on your health status.

Some notes with items in the first aid bag

Once you have prepared all of the items in your trip primary bag, you need to know how to store them, ensuring they stay clean and dry throughout the journey. First, you need to choose a compact, lightweight first aid bag that is waterproof and water resistant effectively to ensure the protection of the contents. For the medical items to carry, you need to choose lightweight, easy-to-use and effective ones that are suitable for each person on the journey. Make sure you know how to use them when choosing to take them with you. 

Travel is a time to enjoy with friends and family. Prepare yourself, family and friends with the first aid kit for trekking at the beginning of your journey to ensure you have a complete and safe travel!

What should be in the first aid bag when going trekking? (Part 1)

A good trip or not depends a lot on the luggage you are going to take with you. In addition to preparing personal belongings for the trip, you should have a first aid kit with you in case there are unexpected minor injuries that happen far away. 

Let’s face up a few items that should be in the first aid kit when trekking  !

What is first aid kit?

The first aid kit is designed relatively compact with many basic primary items. Used in homes, classes, trips, …. First aid kit is used in cases of minor scratches, cuts, or some emergencies that need to be handled to avoid infection before bringing the injured person to the nearest medical center.

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Items to have in the first aid kit

Group of items used to bandage the wound

When traveling, whether you choose a resort or trekking on challenging roads, a few small injuries such as falls, scratches, … can completely happen. Therefore, you need to prepare some simple first aid plans to bandage the wound in an emergency situation that is extremely necessary. 

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Some of the basic items are:

  • Bandage: is a tool used to protect wounds and stop bleeding for minor wounds. Bandages come in a variety of sizes and are relatively compact, making them suitable for many different wounds. Choose to bring a synthetic bandage bag of different sizes and shapes that will help you to handle the wound conveniently to avoid infection and dirt. 
  • Antiseptic solution: Before dressing the wound, you need to clean the wound to avoid infection. Some compact disinfectants you can take with you when traveling such as 70 ° alcohol, red medicine, physiological saline, …
  •  Bandages: used when having large wounds or cases requiring bone immobilization such as dislocations. 
  • Tweezers: used to remove debris from the skin, note you must disinfect tweezers before using!