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Here is a list of items you should consider packing in your medical KİT


  • Antibiotics ( if traveling off the beaten track)

  • Antidiarrheal drugs (eg loperamide)

  • Acetaminophen/paracetamol (Tylenol) or aspirin

  • Anti- inflammatory drugs (eg ibuprofen)

  • Antihistamines (for hay fever and allergic reactions)

  • Antibacterial ointment (eg Bactroban) for cuts and abrasions

  • Steroid cream or cortisone (allergic rashes)

  • Bandages, gauze,gauze rolls

  • Adhesive or paper tape

  • Scissors, safety pins, tweezers

  • Thermometer

  • Pocket knife

  • DEET - containing insect repellent for the skin

  • Permethrin- containing insect spray for clothing, tents and bed nets

  • Sun block ( it's very expensive in Turkey)

  • Oral rehydration salts

  • Iodine tablets (for water purification)

  • Syringes and sterile needles ( if traveling to remote areas)