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5 First Aid Essentials You Need When Travelling

Traveling is one of life’s many pleasure. Being able to see what the world and its beauty is something a lot of people is looking forward to do. But apart from taking photos of breathtaking views, you also need to keep in mind your safety while traveling.

Experts in safety training in UAE said that traveling safety starts with making sure that you have all the first aid essentials with you. If you are prepping for an upcoming trip, be sure to pack these first aid essentials:

  1. Kit for treating cuts

 

Getting wounded is a common during travelling. When you are strolling the streets or simply taking a dip at the pool, you can get cuts and scrapped wounds. Although these are not lethal, it should treated immediately. Open wounds are prone to bacteria and germ infestation that can lead to infection. Bringing a kit of treating cuts and wounds should be on top of your list. This kit would include cotton balls and swabs, wound-cleaning agents, and Band-Aids and gauze to close the wound.

 

  1. Medication for different treatments

 

This is important, especially of you are dealing with allergies and other travel-related illnesses like diarrhea. Be sure to bring a number of medications that you can use to treat different conditions – from headaches to pain management. You might also need to bring anti-histamines to manage your allergies. Just be sure to check the expiration date of your medications before you pack them.

 

  1. Burn kit

 

It is less like that you will get burns during your travels, but it wouldn’t hurt to be prepared for it. Apart from bringing gauze, it would be best to bring a burn ointment to treat skin burns and prevent it from getting worse. But it would be best to know how to treat burns so it won’t get infected.

 

  1. Sling and bandages

 

Getting broken bones during your travels can happen. If you are alone, you need to know how to stabilize your broken bones before medical help will arrive. Be sure to bring some sling and bandages to help you stabilize your broken bones.

 

  1. Alcohol and hand sanitizers

 

When you are dealing with a medical emergency, you need to ensure that your environment is sanitized. Bringing an alcohol and hand sanitizer is a must. This would help prevent wounds and burns from getting infected.

Know more about CPR certification and first aid tips here.