While I hope I do not get more than an upset stomach during my 23 day visit to Mumbai and many points within Rajasthan, I understand I need to be prepared for what may be the inevitable. For better or worse, I have consulted a few websites and Lonely Planet's Rajasthan Deli & Agra guide book and have discovered I need to pack a well-stocked traveller's medical kit. This has wondering what I really need. I travel light and do not plan to check a bag from the USA. Even if I pack half of what has been suggested, my medical kit would take up half my bag. I need to be realistic and pack only what is truly necessary given that I may be able to buy many medications over the counter.
For those of you who have travelled to Rajasthan in January, February or March, what did you pack in your medical kit? Did you use everything you brought? Is there a drug you wish you would have included? Did you bring and take vitamins? Did you take ahead of time and continue with probiotics during your stay? Is DEET necessary? Did you get a chest infection or cold while travelling in India? If yes, did you have something in your medical kit or did you purchase something over the counter.
And lastly were you vaccinted for Typhoid?
I realize my medical kit may be different from yours, I'm just trying to get an idea of what most people have packed and made use of, thanking their lucky stars they had it with them. And yes, I will be bringing toilet paper and plenty of wipes ... multiple use items.
Thank you for your feedback.