Northfields Travel Clinic

Travel First Aid Kit Ealing London

Introduction

Located next to Northfields Piccadilly line train station and close to London’s Heathrow Airport, Northfields Travel Clinic provides a comprehensive range of travel and non-travel related healthcare services. We are committed to serving patients with a professional and sincere attitude towards their healthcare needs, offering comprehensive information and guidance about travel health and well-being.

Basic First Aid Kits

When travelling, it is essential to carry a well-prepared first aid kit. This ensures you can manage basic health problems and avoid purchasing potentially dangerous or expensive medications abroad. Your first aid kit should be tailored to your travel itinerary, destination, duration, and any existing medical conditions.

Essential items for your travel first aid kit:

– First aid quick reference card

– Disposable latex-free exam gloves

– Assorted adhesive plasters

– Hydrocolloid blister plasters

– Gauze pads

– Adhesive first aid tape

– Elasticated bandage wrap

– Steri-strips

– Cotton swabs

– Antiseptic and antibacterial preparations (iodine or alcohol-based)

– Saline sachets for wound cleaning

– Aloe vera gel for minor burns

– Topical corticosteroids for bites, stings, and skin irritations

– Thermometer

– Tweezers and scissors (packed in checked baggage)

Travelling with Medication

All medications should be kept in their original packaging to help with identification at ports of entry. If you have existing medical conditions, ensure you have enough medication for the duration of your trip, plus extra in case of delays. Consult your healthcare practitioner before travelling for advice on medication management and carry copies of all prescriptions, including generic drug names.

Essential medications to consider

– Adequate supply of regular medications

– Antimalarial tablets (if required)

– Antihistamines for allergies and motion sickness

– Painkillers 

– Mild laxatives and antacids for digestive issues

– Medication for traveller’s diarrhoea, including oral rehydration salts and anti-diarrhoeal agents

– Medication for altitude sickness (if required)

Disclaimer:

The information provided on this page is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Always consult a healthcare professional for specific medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment tailored to your individual needs.

Contact Us

For more information or to book an appointment, please contact us through our website or visit our clinic in Northfields, Ealing. Your health and safety are our top priorities, and we are here to support you every step of the way. It’s also advisable to get any required vaccinations before your trip to prevent serious illnesses.