Describe what's in your travel first aid kit. What's the most important item in your kit?
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What should be in my travel first-aid kit or medicine kit?
Your kit should be packed in your carry-on luggage.
Prescription medications that you take at home
Medications that your doctor recommended to prevent travel-related illness,
including malaria medications, if indicated
Over-the-counter medicines to treat minor illnesses (heartburn, headache, head cold, mild diarrhea, motion sickness, travel sickness)
Sunscreen, lotion to use to treat sunburn
Alcohol based sanitizer with over 60% ethanol content
Bandages, tape, thermometer, and tweezers
Other items according to your itinerary. Adventure travelers who are far from medical help will need to consider additional items such as water purification tablets, commercial suture/syringe kits to be used by local health-care provider (ask your doctor for a letter on letterhead stationary prescribing its use), and other necessities.
Condoms, especially if there is a chance you may have sex with new partners
Women who get vaginal yeast infections should consider carrying along a treatment course (pills or vaginal products)