If you travel a lot, you know the importance of having an in-case-of-emergency medicine box. While your miles and miles away from home, your small medicine kit will act as your first aid kit. After all, the last thing you want is to be overwhelmed with illnesses just when you need to be at your best to knock over every meeting, expedition, and night party you have in your itinerary.
Here are the things you would not want to miss to throw in your medicine kit.
1. Ibuprofen: Headache, fever, and sore muscles are real deal breakers when on travel, but thankfully ibuprofen can treat them all at once. This drug is anti-inflammatory, which is especially useful for aching muscles from pushing, pulling, and carrying heavy luggage or having slept badly in your plane seat.
2. Loperamide: Diarrhea? LBM? Loperamide is an anti-diarrheal that can be very helpful for troubled stomach while on the road. However, carefully read and follow the label as there are times when using it can be worse that just letting nature take its course.
3. Cetirizine or Loratadine: If you have allergies, Cetirizine or Loratadine are antihistamines that don’t make you feel drowsy. These are extremely helpful especially when caught up in a meeting or any important event you need to attend to.
4. Diphenhydramine: Contrary to the previous one, Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that can make you fall asleep. Many business travellers pop one of this if they are worried about jetlag and badly need to asleep.
Also throw in:
- Band Aids: Very light and vital, band aids are useful for many kinds of things, from covering wounds to preventing ankle blisters due to skin-shoe friction.
- Multivitamins: Travel can be exhausting and is usually filled with food that isn’t very nutritious. Keep some in your kit and pop one every day.
- Sunblock: There is no excuse for forgetting this important stuff if you’re headed to a tropical destination.
- SPF Lipbalm: Like your skin, your lips need a little pampering, too. Dehydrate your lips whenever you feel it’s needed and protect it from cracking due to very hot weather.
Aside from packing the right clothes, you also need to bring something to take care of your health. Be prepared anytime, anywhere by putting together your own go-anywhere medicine kit.