First-aid list for Trekking Trips

The following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit. The list should be modified according to individual needs and allergies. We strongly suggest that you discuss your requirements with your doctor.

Supplies -
  • Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine (eg Betadine)
  • 10cm rolled cotton bandages (the stretch type is excellent for bandaging extremities)
  • 10cm esastic bandage (to hold dressings and to help stabilise minor sprains)
  • Moleskin (or other skin-protection material to prevent blisters)
  • Paper stitches (specialised tape for pulling gaping wounds together)
  • Scissors (for cutting dressings and tape, or to help remove a splinter)
  • Sewing needle (to drain a blister, or help remove a splinter)
  • 10 assorted sticking plasters (eg Band-Aids)
  • Roll of 2.5cm tape (for bandaging)
  • Thermometer (to check for fever) - mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
  • Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
  • Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)
Medications -
  • Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen, 400mg; 20 tablets)
  • Azithromycin (500mg; three tablets) - a broad-spectrum antibiotic
  • Clotrimazole 1% or miconazole 2% cream (one tube) - antifungal cream
  • Decongestang (eg Benadryl, 25mg or 50mg; 10 to 20 tablets) - antihistamine
  • Hydrocortisone 1% cream (one tube)
  • Loperamide (eg Imodium; 20 tablets)
  • Fluconazole to treat yeast vaginitis (150mg orally; one tablet)
  • Ciprofloxacin (10 tablets)
  • Paracetamol (acetaminophen, 500mg; 20 tablets)
  • Potent painkiller, such as acetaminophen with hydrocodone, or acetaminophen with codeine (eg Vicodin; 20 tablets)
  • Promethazine (eg Phenergan, 25mg; five tablets) - for relief of severe nausea
  • Omeprazole (20mg; 10 tablets) - for relief of gastic pain
  • Tinidazole (500mg; 12 tablets)
  • Motion-sickness tablets such as dymenhydrinate (eg Dramamine, 50mg) or meclizine (eg antivert, 25mg) for long bus rides
  • Laxative, such as dulcolax tablets or suppositories




Any reference provided to medication/drugs here is only for information purpose. We strongly suggest that you consult your doctor before taking any medications to avert any potential side-effects. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for information provided on this page.



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