A frequent traveller has urged fellow holidaymakers not to go away without a simple first aid kit.

A frequent traveller has urged fellow holidaymakers not to go away without a simple first aid kit.

Jill Worrall, writing for the New Zealand Herald, said that this can allow simple but common ailments to be treated quickly and is particularly useful for people heading to far-flung destinations.

“Even if you plan to be luxuriating in a classy hotel, illness can strike in the middle of the night and there’s nothing worse than having to find a pharmacy at 03:00 local time in a strange city,” she warned.

Ms Worrall added that this will avoid people having to mime ailments in countries where locals do not speak English.

She said the pack should ideally contain oral rehydration sachets, antihistamines, antiseptics and a broad spectrum antibiotic if appropriate.

This could be particularly useful for people going on holidays to India, a vast country with 28 states that each has its own language and culture.

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