Health

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The most important thing in a trip of this length is health. Below, we have noted that which we find most important.

  • Prevention:  to be informed by medical staff.
  • During the trip: Be aware of the food we are eating, our environment, and always have a first aid kit nearby.
  • After: blood tests and health checkups

Vacinations.

In France, you can always refer to the  l’institut Pasteur regarding vaccinations.  On their webpage, they have  general information to take into account and detailed information on vaccines according to country.

The will reply in detail to your questions, the vaccine shots don’t hurt and they’re over in a second! We recommend that you inform yourselves of any precautions with the Pasteur Institute before embarking on a trip to a far away destination

First Aid Kit

During this trip, it is necessary to have a first aid kit so that we can take care of ourselves for minor injuries:

  • Pain Killers (Asprin not recommended)
  • Antihistamines (Benadryl, Epipen)
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptics for wounds (Betadine)
  • Gauze and sterilized bandages
  • Surgical tape
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • A needle
  • Bug and mosquito repellent
  • Hydrocortisone cream ( 1%)
  • Cream for scratches
  • Cream for contusions/bruises
  • Sunblock spf 50
  • Gel for muscle pain
  • Emergency blanket
  • Anti-diarrheal pills
  • Laxatives
  • Anti-inflamatories
  • Thermometer

And also: Bug net for travelling and sunglasses.

Small tip:

  1. Drink enough water, little by little, before you get thirsty to hydrate your muscles
  2. Stick to a balanced and healthy diet