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girish Jan 7 '16

Hello Explorers 

I have listed the most important things to carry on a Road Trips for safety measures (FIRST AID KIT)

Common Name

Medical Composition


Tiger Balm

A Herbal Balm (manufactured in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and India)

Magic Balm and a must in all first aid kits. Useful for pain relief, flatulence, headache, insect bites and more.


Activated Dimethicone, Magnesium Hydroxide, Dried Aluminium Hyrdoxise Gel

Acidity, Heartburn, Gas

Pudin Hara

Herbal compoisiton

Stomach Ache, Indigestion


Loperamide Hydrochrolide

Loose Motion (Weak Stools)

Vicks Vaporub


Cold, Cough, Blocked Nose



Acute Mountain Sickness (to help lungs adjust to low oxygen levels; has side effects that vary from person to person)


Ranitidine Hydrochrolide

Stomach Ulcers and heartburn – to be had before food while on an antibiotic course

Penicillin, Erythromycin, Amoxycillin or any antibiotic that works for you


To prevent infection from spreading before you reach a hospital



Prevents vomiting. Especially handy for those who are prone to motion sickness either on land or on sea



Fever, high body temperature


Pyrimethamine and Suplhadoxine

Anti-malarial tablet (double check this with your doctor and the country you are visiting as the mosquitoes there might be immune to this drug)

New Probisa


Aids in improving digestion and in regenerating digestive enzymes


Aceclofenac or Diclofenac or Ibubrufen

Reduces pain. Use in moderation

Odomos Mosquito repellant spray

N,N- Diethyl benzamide and Isopropyl alcohol

Prevents mosquito and other insect bites

Refresh Tears

Carboxy-Methylcellulose Sodium Lubricant

Eye drops to help in eye dryness and irritation

Soframycin Skin Cream


Burns, Scalds, Wounds, Cuts, Ulcers, Boils, Impetigo, Furunculosis, Sycosis Barbae, Otitis Externa, Paronychia and secondary infections in Scabies and Lice

Tiger Balm


Muscular Aches, Pains and Sprains


Miconazole Nitrate, Neomycin Sulphate

Ringworm and skin infections


Providone Iodine

Germicide Gargle to protect from throat infection


Herbal products

Joint pain, sprain, backache, muscle pain or bodyache

Cough Syrup such as Benadryl/DUCOF, etc. (Check with your doctor for what works for you)


Cough, Dry throat

Candid Powder


Prevention or treatment of fungal infections such as ringworm, dhobie itch, athlete’s foot and infections resulting from excessive sweating

Betadine Microbicidal solution

Povidone – Iodine Solution

To clean wounds

Dettol/Savlon Antiseptic Liquid

Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Strong Cetrimide

To clean wounds

Himalaya Lip Balm

Herbal composition

Prevents drying and chapping of lips


Herbal composition

Mouth Ulcers


1) Thermometer – To measure your temperature 
2) Bandages – To cover a wound 
3) Cotton Roll – To clean a wound properly 
4) Adhesive Tape – To ensure bandage doesn’t fall off 
5) Cotton Crepe Bandage – To cover body part/joint that has sprained or is in pain 
6) Tweezers – To remove splinters or other foreign objects stuck in skin 
7) Scissors – To aid in cutting 
8) Nail Cutter – To clean nails and to ensure broken nails can be cut effortlessly


Please share your thoughts as well.

roshan Jan 7 '16

Useful........Though too much to carry on a ride bro

girish Jan 8 '16

But it's always useful to carry the necessary things if you are planning for long rides.

crazyranga Jan 8 '16


I heard there are "Medical Kits" available at the chemists for travelers?

girish Jan 8 '16

Oh that's wonderful. Do you know any particular Chemists in Bangalore, where sell this Medical Kit?

crazyranga Oct 12 '16
Saw one near sankey tank, sadashivnagar
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