What belongs in the first-aid kit?

  • Medicines for fever and pain
    Long flights and major time-zone changes place particular strain on our organism and make our immune system vulnerable. In these cases, analgesic and antipyretic preparations help.
  • Travel diarrhoea
    Diarrhoea is one of the most common travel ailments. Depending on the destination and type of travel, between 10% and 70% of all travellers per month go abroad. A well tolerated medication for this should be included.
  • Remedies for travel sickness
    Winding bus routes or turbulent flights – many people suffer from nausea and vomiting on holiday. Travel chewing gum or tablets are a very good preventive measure. But be careful: some of these medications make you feel tired. It is best to ask your pharmacist for advice.
  • Wound disinfection and dressing materials
    such as plasters, gauze bandages, sterile compresses, elastic bandages, as well as scissors and adhesive tape, should be present in every first-aid kit. A wound disinfectant is just as important.
  • The following preparations may be advisable as useful additional equipment:
    insect repellent, herpes cream or plasters, cough expectorant, nasal spray, antifungal preparations, heartburn remedies and an antiallergenic.

All medications should be tested in advance for their durability and heat resistance.