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Himalayan Medical Kit | A Must Have

 

 

On any trek, you should atleast carry these bare minimum medicine kit with you. While preparing your medical kit, take care that you do not increase the weight of the kit due to too many medicines. On the other hand, you should atleast take all of the basic required medicines.

 

General

  1. Crocin or Dolo 650  - ( Fever / High Fever )
  2. Combliflam -  ( Fever + Reduce Muscle Pain )
  3. Zintac/Aciloc/Rantac/ Omez ( Acidity)
  4. Allegra ( Allergy )
  5. Cough Syrup ( for cough )
  6. Disprin ( for headache, try not to use at high altitude. instead drink more water and rest. ** Symptom of AMS, DO NOT SUPPRESS )
  7. Vomistop ( anti vomit, use only when most required at high altitude. Check acidity.  ** Symptom of AMS, DO NOT SUPPRESS  )
  8. Avomine ( motion sickness/ nausea, try not to use at high altitude.   ** Symptom of AMS, DO NOT SUPPRESS  )
  9. Cetirizine ( allergic sneezing, cold, etc)
  10. DCold ( for cold )
  11. Mosquito repellent ( cream, to protect against insects )
  12. Strepsils ( for sore throat )
  13. Spasmonil ( for abdominal cramps )
  14. Antibiotics ( Azithromycin) ( for infections. Do not take antibiotics when at high altitude. Descend if problem persists )

 


Stomach

  1. Digene ( for indigestion )
  2. Eno ( for gas, acidity )
  3. ORS sachets ( for dehydration)
  4. Norflox TZ ( for loose motion, bacterial infection, amoebic dysentery. Remember to complete the dose of atleast 3 tabs)
  5. Loparmide/Lomotil ( for loose motion, to stop motion. )

 

 

Wound Care

  1. Betadine Solution ( to clean the wound )
  2. Dettol ( to clean the wound )
  3. Water Proof Bandaids ( to cover cuts )
  4. Leukoplast - ( Blister remedy) 
  5. Neosporin powder - ( antibiotic powder to prevent infection of wound)
  6. Cotton - ( for cleaning)
  7. Gauges - ( to dress the wound )
  8. Antibiotic Ointment - ( for wound )

 

 

Bone Injury

  1. Crepe
  2. Arm Slings
  3. Volini( Spray/ Ointment)
  4. Brufen 600 - ( pain killer )

 

Altitude Sickness

  1. Diamox - ( to prevent symptoms of AMS. 125 mg to 500 mg a day depending on severity. 12. or 24 hourly until return to safe altitude)
  2. Dexamethasone - ( to prevent symptoms of HACE. 4 mg to 8 mg depending on severity. DESCEND. DO NOT CLIMB )
  3. Nifidipine - ( to prevent symptoms of HAPE. 4 mg to 8 mg depending on severity. DESCEND. DO NOT CLIMB )

Learn More On High Altitude Seriousness And Medicines

 

 

Snow and Cold

  1. Lip-gaurd
  2. Moisturiser
  3. Sunscreen SPF 50+

 

 

Women

  1. Sanitary Pads
 

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View User Profile for Suman A Loyal Himalayan Lover, Trekker, Mountaineer, Photographer and Researcher. A Computer Science Engineer by education and Ex. Software Developer for the IT companies. He has learnt from mistakes and not from books - His Own, his friends, whom he met and lots of other trekker friends whom he lead for treks deep and high in the Himalayas. Having born and grown up in the lap of the Himalayas, playing with different elements of the Himalayas, its undoubtedly his best friend. Having said that, he is very biased, protective and caring of the Himalayas. Few of his friends say he is strict, in following rules and safety practices on a Himalayan trek. That's very true. It has come from the practical teachings by the Mighty Himalayas and he takes no chances, specially when he is leading a group.

He is the founder of Himalayan High and with it, his intentions are much bigger, wider and future thought, as a step to preach responsible trekking and make trekking sustainable, pass on this beautiful sport to the next generations. Learn more about Himalayan High on About Himalayan High

Posted by Suman Chowdhury Sunday, March 20, 2016 5:01:00 AM
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