You don’t want to need a pain reliever, for example, and have nowhere to buy it, that the brand you usually use is not available, or that you don’t know how to order it because of the language difference. You avoid all this by planning your travel first aid kit before leaving home. What is recommended to carry in a first aid kit?


Analgesics and anti-inflammatories

Take paracetamol and ibuprofen. They will help you with a headache, in feverish states or general malaise. Although they are common medications in most countries, some of these pills should not be included in your medicine cabinet.

Stomach problems

A travel classic. You get out of your usual diet, try new foods, other preparations and your digestive system lets you know. Here they should not be missing: Antacids for the stomach (Omeprazole), antidiarrheal, oral serum, and laxatives against constipation. If you have discomfort and it does not improve, make use of your travel insurance immediately.

nausea and dizziness

Medicine for dizziness in general, biodramine with caffeine, for example. An essential if you want to take a boat or balloon ride.


A broad-spectrum antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin 500 mg or amoxicillin-clavulanic acid 500/125 mg to quickly reverse any infectious process. In any case, consult your GP first so that they can write you the corresponding prescription and advise you. You should never take an antibiotic without an infection that requires it.


Your immune system will be exposed to new stimuli and will probably react: sneezing, itching, whining, congestion… Take an antihistamine for allergies and corticosteroid ointment.

cure material

The basics are band-aids, adhesive tape, sterile gauze/cotton, rounded tip scissors, saline solution, hydroalcoholic solution, and what you usually use in your home medicine cabinet. Oh, don’t forget to bring a digital thermometer!