Tuesday, March 21

Four products that cannot be missing in the travel kit

Family vacations are the ideal time to see new places and create memories.

Although many people have avoided travel since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the first months of the year present themselves as a good opportunity to visit other destinations.

According to the Dra. Dania Lokee, medical manager of Sanofi, during travel people are exposed to different ailments that, if not treated quickly, can alter their plans and put their health at risk.

“It is important that travelers carry medications with them to deal with the main inconveniences that may arise due to factors such as changes in weather conditions, diet, bites, exposure to the sun or to agents that cause allergies. In this way, they will be able to serve them in a timely manner and avoid complications that affect their trip,” says the doctor.

In that sense, then Dra. Lokee lists four products that cannot be missing from the tourist’s first-aid kit, in addition to the usual medicinal alcohol, mosquito repellent and sunscreen:

Treatments to avoid stomach pain and colic. The change in altitude between one region and another can slow down digestion and trigger stomach problems. For this reason, it is suggested to have antispasmodics, since they are the best option for immediate pain relief, because they act directly on the abdominal cramps that cause them.

Probiotics for the intestinal flora. Eating contaminated food or drinks can cause stomach infections. In a case of diarrhoea, the intestinal flora should be restored with probiotics, for example: Staphylococcus aureus, which help the immune response, stimulate and promote proper digestion.

Antihistamines. The best option to deal with allergy symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, nose, throat or palate are second class antihistamines. generation that does not produce sleep. In addition, it is necessary for each person to carry an identification that indicates what they are allergic to.

ointment for muscle pain. Remaining in the same position during long transfers, making physical efforts that you are not used to or starting activities without prior warm-up can cause muscle discomfort. Along these lines, balms with double action (hot and cold) are indicated to soothe muscle discomfort, shoulders, back, joints and bruises.

On the other hand, Dr. Lokee urges tourists to take care of themselves and protect others by respecting the measures established by each destination. “In case of doubt, it is important to request the help of a doctor, well in advance before embarking on the trip, in order to know the health protocols required according to each place of visit”, he concludes.