Pharmaceutical travel kit
It is useful to carry a first aid kit, available at any pharmacy. In addition, it is important to take sufficient amounts of personal long-term medication; please speak with your family doctor, as an unrestricted import of medicine is not permitted worldwide and a world-wide availability and drug quality (Warning, counterfeit, so-called "fake" drugs) cannot be guaranteed. It is helpful particularly in the transportation of narcotic drugs to always carry a medical certificate from your treating physician, designating the diagnosis and drug therapy so that the personal use is clearly evident. When traveling abroad this certificate should be written in English. It makes sense to carry your blood type pass in your baggage. In many places with dubious blood reserves a mutual blood donation can be life-saving.
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Short Trips: Short trips to the tropics entices to carelessness and bring special risks of the trip.
Hygiene Rules: Here rule of thumb "peel it, cook it, or leave it" applies. If the water quality is not sufficient, preferably drink from packaged water bottles with their screw cap intact. Be careful with ice cubes in drinks!
Vaccinations:Seek advice from a travel medical. The “data sheet collection” of the Foreign Office contains common risks of infection and diseases as orientating information, which of course doesn’t replace a personal conversation with your doctor.
Altitude Sickness: Altitudes above 2,000 meters are generally only recommended for travelers without lung and cardiovascular diseases. A medical check-up starting at age 45 is recommended inter alia with an exercise ECG.
Diarrheal diseases: Most infectious germs are absorbed by food or beverages. You can generally minimize diarrheal diseases by infectious agents if you solely consume clean food and drinks.