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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:

  1. Muscle pain, spasms, foot problems, and blisters: wearing the right kind of footwear is necessary to prevent these health hazards.
  2. Loss of energy, eye infections, and nasal congestion: these concerns can be addressed by consuming energy-rich foods, using energy tablets and eye drops.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  1. Calamine lotion: it helps soothe the irritation caused by insect bites or stings.
  2. Imodium or lomotil: useful for upset stomachs.
  3. Antihistamine: decongestant for colds, allergies, and used as anti-motion sickness medication
  4. Antiseptic: it is important in the treatment of cutes and grazes.
  5. Antibiotics: significant for wounds and infections.
  6. Aspirin or Paracetamol: Gives pain or fever relief.
  7. Bandages and Band-Aids: useful for minor injuries.
  8. 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.