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Health and Medicine

It is thrilling and challenging to go on a trek in the high Himalayas. You must be generally healthy and in good shape. You might want to speak with your doctor before starting a trek through the Himalayas. Don't forget to bring your home-prescribed medications if you have any health issues. In case you become ill or hurt while hiking, your trekking guide will also give you a first-aid kit.

Health Problems while Trekking in Nepal

  • The common cold, which can lead to a chest infection and other symptoms, is brought on by the dry mountain air. This problem can be resolved by wearing a face mask. High altitudes are not suitable for drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes.
  • Diarrhea, constipation, and stomach upset can result from consuming unhealthy foods and beverages. Always drink from water bottles or filtered water, and wash your hands often to avoid it. Be sure to bring a dependable antibiotic from home, such as ciprofloxacin, in addition to the prescriptions for your medical kit.
  • Foot problems and blisters Wearing sturdy shoes and thick socks is essential. Bring some moleskin if you get blisters.
  • Bring some quality NSAIDs with you, such as Aleve or acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • loss of energy. Utilizing energy supplements and increasing your carbohydrate intake should help.

First Aid Kit

A compact but adequate medical kit can be very beneficial when traveling. The following items are recommended:

  • Calamine cream can help soothe itching from stings or bites.
  • Try Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium, or Lomita for an upset stomach.
  • for colds, allergies, and as a motion sickness preventative and decongestant.

Antiseptic for cuts and grazes.

  • Antibiotics for cuts.
  • Aspirin of Paradox for pain or fever.
  • Re-hydration mixture—for the treatment of severe diarrhea.
  • bandages and band-aids for minor injuries.
  • Scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sunblock lotions, chopsticks or utensils, water purification tablets, throat lozenges, moleskin, eye drops, and antacid tablets.

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