There are challenges involved in trekking in Nepal which must be accompanied by careful consideration of health issues and adequate provision for medicines. Even though trekking guides or planners offer a first-aid kit that is sufficient, it may not be enough for possible internal injuries. Thus, having a stock of prescribed medicine is essential to respond effectively in case emergency occur during the trip.
Potential Health Issues During the trek:
Muscle pain, spasms, foot problems, and blisters: wearing the right kind of footwear is necessary to prevent these health hazards.
Loss of energy, eye infections, and nasal congestion: these concerns can be addressed by consuming energy-rich foods, using energy tablets and eye drops.
Sore throat, cough, and common cold: Dehydrating high-altitude mountain air results in respiratory complications that can be resolved by wearing masks and abstaining from drinking alcohol or smoking.
Diarrhea, constipation, and upset stomach: digestive problems result from unhygienic food and drinks while quality products can prevent digestion-based issues.
Essential medical accessories for travel:
A traveler is sure to find a well-stocked medical kit highly useful. Consider including the following items for your journey:
Calamine lotion: it helps soothe the irritation caused by insect bites or stings.
Imodium or lomotil: useful for upset stomachs.
Antihistamine: decongestant for colds, allergies, and used as anti-motion sickness medication
Antiseptic: it is important in the treatment of cutes and grazes.
Antibiotics: significant for wounds and infections.
Aspirin or Paracetamol: Gives pain or fever relief.
Bandages and Band-Aids: useful for minor injuries.
Scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sunblock lotions, water purification tablets, throat lozenges, eye drops, and antacid tablets: other medical supplies for a complete kit.
However, a pleasant trekking is complete until health and potentials issues are maintained. Thus, preparation in addition to an adequate medical kit enables trekkers to enjoy this adventure fully via staying healthy.