Getting sick while traveling is everyone's nightmare. Being sick in other place that’s not home is just awful. Now imagine being sick abroad and not having the right medication to treat your illness. I’m sure this has happened to most of you at least once! In my case, I’ve experienced the flu in Paris, fever in London and a broken leg in Vienna.
Luckily for you, I’ve made a list of the medication you need to take on your next trip. Tip # 1: Always make sure you are fully prepared to treat any illness. Going to the pharmacy abroad and explain to the pharmacist what’s wrong with you sounds like a complete nightmare. Besides, what if you are allergic to the medication?
For this reason I always recommend travelers to bring their own medication kit. Better to be prepared than to risk your life with medication you are not familiar with. My medication kit has everything I need in case I get sick.
What’s in my Medication Kit?
Tip # 2: Take Emergen-C or any other Vitamin C supplement every day throughout the length of your trip to avoid getting your immune system weak.
To sum up, here’s what you need to take into consideration:
- Over the counter medicine for pain or fever. (such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen)
- Anti-motion sickness medication
- Allergy medication
Tip # 3: Once the trip had ended, make sure you take note of what medicine you took and refill as needed.
I prefer to purchase my medication at Walgreens Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy. Both offer a great variety of travel size products to choose from. Also, Amazon.com offers a pre-arranged medication kit for purchase. (Click here to shop) Cons? The medicine is preselected and your choice of medicine might not be included in this kit.
Stay healthy and safe travels!
Until next trip,
About The Author
Mariella Molestina Noboa
The art of saying "Yes!" can take you far away. Many people pass on opportunities for many reasons, one of them being fear. Through my life I've encounter many people that forget to live the present for something that might not even happen in the future. If you are constantly waiting for the right time to finally do something, like fulfill your life dream, you are going to spend most of your life waiting.
My name is Mariella and I created this blog as a source of inspiration for others to believe they can live the life they always pictured. The secret? Believe you can and take action. The world awaits!