First Aid Travel kit

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  1. Ramborider

    Ramborider Swapnil Nawathe

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    Thanks Doc.....very important topic for bikers.
    what about acidity problems because while covering more distance we skip our meal some time so it create acidity problem and any other solution than medicine as medicines can create stress on liver :p
     
  2. Dr.DEOL

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    some medications for diarrhea... i think travelers are at risk...
    tab metrogyl or flagyl (salt-metronidazole) 400mg
    three times a day..
    tab enteroquenol
    two times a day 12 hrs apart
    tab trigon (salt diclyomine) SOS
    take one when u have pain in stomach..
    ORS (oral rehydration solutions/salts)
    always have two pouches when travel in remote area...simple but most effective treatment for dehydration caused by diarrhea...
    NOTE-these doses are for adults above 50 kg body wt..

    FOR BODYACHE..
    tab diclovin (salt diclofenac)
    use single tab when u have pain in body(muscular parts)
    but i think two pegs of whisky are good alternative to diclovin
     
  3. Abhishek.Jain

    Abhishek.Jain New Member

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    Hi all,
    I think it's a better idea to get a tetanus injection before you go on the ladakh trip on a bike. You are bound to fall atleast once.
    While returning from leh last year, i had joined a group of riders and my bike slipped. Luckily the guy i was following turned out to be a doctor, and he had his kit with him at that time. He treated me and also gave me that much needed injection. Everyone may not be that lucky. So be careful.

    Abhishek jain.
     
  4. pushpinder

    pushpinder Guru

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    Tetanus has a role in preventive immunisation. Any person who has had the primary series of shots is protected against tetanus and does not need further vaccination for 5 years from the last shot.
    Most people are under the impression that tetanus immusination is effective for just 6 months. That is not the case as stated above. Yes, if your last shot was more than 5 yrs ago, do get a booster.
     
  5. pulsarider

    pulsarider manual mode

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    Are you sure about this doc :p ... the family doctor prescribes a anti-tetanus after 6 months.. time to change the doctor?
     
  6. pushpinder

    pushpinder Guru

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    Sure about this.
    In fact some of the manufacturers recommend a booster every 10 yrs after the age of 16 yrs.
    Tetanus Toxoid Vaccine - Serum Institute of India Ltd.
     
  7. pulsarider

    pulsarider manual mode

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    ohhh great.. thank you for that information.

     
  8. DTPMatt

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    Diamox taken twice a day in Leh made me and my partner feel ill, tingling extremities, lips etc.

    We cut the dose to half a tablet twice a day and that helped us scale Khardung La no problem.
     
  9. Maximus25

    Maximus25 Rookie traveler

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    Hi,
    Is there any alternative to Diamox for those who are allergic to sulfa drugs? I, for one, am. It was detected just a month back by a physician. I have never taken Diamox, so I don't know how it would react within me. I've carried it along for most of my trips, but never had to use it. Gradual ascent, I think, always does the trick.

    Thanks.
     
  10. Dimitrz

    Dimitrz Reclaim your life

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    Dear Doctor Ji

    Is there any Salt tablets that can be used in India to combat cramps- I understand that most cramps comes due to salt deprivation in body due to dehydration/sweating.





    I am not a doctor but I feel that Diamox is being misused, most people take it as preemptive drug however I feel it should be taken only when you start experiencing AMS symptoms. Its always better to let body get naturally adjusted to change in altitude.
     
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