What should I pack in a travel first aid kit?

As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Suresh Bagga from LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor answers your common medicine queries... 

Suresh Bagga, from LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, gives expert advice

Suresh Bagga, from LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, gives expert advice

Q: What should I pack in a travel first aid kit? 

A: Pre-filled kits usually cost around £10, but it's easy to assemble your own.

A basic kit should include painkillers (paracetamol is easier on the stomach, but also take ibuprofen as it's good for muscle injury pain); antiseptic wipes/spray to clean wounds, antiseptic creams; dressings for bigger cuts, plasters (different sizes or in a roll - remember to take scissors); and bandages for sports injuries and to hold dressings

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