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Medical and practical trekking tips

Medical problems occur anywhere when traveling but if you are trekking the likelihood is that there is no local doctor or pharmacy to get help from and you need to be as self-sufficient as possible. I have listed the things that I take with me but the list is not definitive and some things are not available without prescription so maybe you will need to get help from your doctor to access medications. I would strongly advise reading about the various conditions mentioned below on the many web resources available and planning well ahead.

Medical Trekking Tips

Medical bag
Trekkers knee
Sunburn
Snow blindness
Malaria
Fractures
Diarhoea and all that
Cuts and lacerations
Blisters
Altitude sickness

Practical Trekking Tips and Equipment List

Equipment list
Medical bag

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