We like to advise you please take into account that at altitude small wounds take a long time to heal. so prevention is better than a cure. On treks, good personal care and hygiene are important in order to prevent complications to simple injuries.
Our staff always carry a basic first aid kit including water purification treatments, but if you require a more comprehensive kit, most medications are readily available and inexpensive in Kathmandu with no doctor`s prescription.
Note: Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant !!
Acute Mountain Sickness: Diamox, dexamethasone
Acute Mountain Sickness: Portable Altitude Chamber (hyperbaric bags can be hired in Kathmandu)
Antiseptics (disinfectant): Dettol, iodine solution, Burn cream (Silvazine, Burnol).
Pain Killers (analgesics): Paracetamol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Codeine phosphate, Fentanyl.
Antibiotics (for infections, especially of the stomach and chest):
Ciprofloxacin (for typhoid and severe dysentery. please note: many stomach infections are developing resistance to this antibiotic so it may be worthwhile considering Azithromycin or similar as a backup)
Cotrimoxazole, Doxycycline, Erythromycin, Metronidazole, Tinidazole,
Eye and Ear Infection: Chloramphenicol
Fungal infection: Miconazole
Nausea and vomiting (anti-emetic) Stemetil
Indigestion Antacid tablets
Constipation (laxatives) Durolax
Anti Motility (alleviate the symptoms of diarrhea) Immodium, lemotil
Respiratory Medication: Sinutab, lemotab, Asthma spray.
Anti Allergy and Anti Inflammatory: Hydrocortisone cream Calamine, Polaramine
Dental Clove oil
Skin blister repair kit
1 set of earplugs; (tea trekking lodges have thin walls, snoring can keep you awake)
Instruments: Thermometer, tweezers, scissors, suture kit
Dressing and wound care: Band-aids, cotton buds, Triangular bandages, cotton roll, square gauze, sterile gauze, adhesive tape bandages, elastic bandages, etc