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reprinted with permission from Health Hints for the Tropics 
by The American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

NOTE: All LBA-ECO vehicles are equipped with first aid kits. First aid kits are also available at each of the main tower sites and at the LBA basecamp.

General Items

  • Tape

  • Gauze pads

  • Band-Aids

  • Moleskin

  • Sterile cotton

  • Tweezers

  • Small scissors

  • Eyedropper

  • Ace bandage

  • Tincture of benzoin

  • Dental floss

  • Oil of cloves

  • Sunglasses

  • Extra glasses or contact lenses with cleaning solution

  • Eyeglass or contact lens prescription

  • Eyeglass repair kit

  • Hearing aid batteries

  • Thermometer

  • Sunscreen

  • Skin medications to relieve itch or sunburn: creams (e.g., Foldan, Noxzema) or aloe gels or lotions, or mentholphenol (e.g., Sarna), or praxoxine (e.g., Pramegel), or powders such as potassium permanganate

  • Burow's solution (e.g.., Domeboro or Blueboro)

  • Foot powder: tolnaftate (e.g., Tinactin), or undecylenic acid (e.g., Desenex), or miconazole (e.g., Micatin)

  • Insect repellant: skin repellant containing 35% DEET (e.g. Ultrathon), clothing repellant (e.g., Permanone)

  • Mosquito netting, preferably impregnated with permethrin

  • Knockdown insect spray

  • Iodine water purification tablets

  • Oral rehydration packets

  • Analgesic: asprin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen

  • Antiseptic: povidone iodine (e.g., Betadine)

  • Laxitive: e.g., Metamucil or Senokot

  • Antidiarrheals: lopermide (e.g., Imodium AD), or Bismuth subsalicylate (e.g., Pepto Bismol)

  • Antimotion sickness: meclizine (e.g., Bonine), or dimenhydrinate (e.g., Dramamine)

  • Antihistamines: diphenhydramine (e.g., Benadryl)

  • Antacids

  • Antifertility drugs or devices, condoms

  • Throat lozenges

  • Cough syrup

  • Nosedrops (e.g., Afrin)

  • Multivitamins (with flouride - for children long term)

Prescription (e.g., Rx) Items

  • Altitude sickness prophylaxis/treatment: acetazolamide (e.g., Diamox *)

  • Antibiotics (oral): ciprofloxacin or doxycyline (for adults), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole* (e.g., Bactim, Septra), or erythromycin (for children or adults)

  • Antibiotic skin compound: mupirocin ointment (e.g., Bactroban)

  • Antifungal cream: clotrimazole (e.g., Lotrimin) or nystatin (e.g., Mycolog); miconazole (e.g., Monistat) vaginal cream for yeast infections

  • Antimotion sickness: Scopolamine patch (e.g., Transderm Scop)

  • Antimalarials: Mefloquine etc.

  • Burn ointments: silver sulfadiazene cream (e.g., Silvadene*), or nitrofurazone (e.g., Furacin)

  • Insect-sting emergency or allergy kit: e.g., Ana-Kit or Epi-Pen

  • Ophthalmic (eye) solution, ointment: ophthalmic irrigating solution, antibiotics, (erythromycin ophthalmic ointment or sulfacetamide ophthalmic solution)

  • Otic (ear) solution: polymyxin B sulfate/neomycin sulfate/hydrocortisone (e.g., Cortisporin Otic); antipyrine/benzoczine (e.g., Auralgan)

  • Sleeping pills: triazolam (e.g., Halcion), or diazpam (e.g., Valium)

  • Snake-bite kit: specific antivenoms TBD

  • Steroids: cortisone tablets or equivalents

  • Steroid skin preparations: fluocinonide (e.g., Lidex gel) or hydrocortisone ointment or cream

  • Suture kit with scissors, needle holder, skin suture material on a needle, small bottle of surgical soap, local anesthetic (e.g., Lidocaine or Xylocaine)

  • Disposable syringes and needles ( include a note on physicians stationary explaining need for these)

  • Narcotics: codeine (e.g., Tylenol 3 or Empirin 3). Keep there in originally labeled containers to avoid problems at border.


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