It never fails if you’re going to get sick while away from home and it’ll happen at night when the stores are closed or somewhere when you’re a distance from a town with a drug store, and the worst scenario is it happens at night in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. So be prepared to alleviate your symptoms or cure your ills by always packing a few key medications in travel sizes. I personally keep them in my toiletry bag and never take them out so they are always on hand for my next trip. The trick so that you’re not packing your whole medicine chest or liquids is to look for travel-sized packages of tablets as they are light and take up minimal space in your luggage.
If you’re going to a more exotic destination visit a travel clinic first. They can help with vaccines and prescription medications. Contact your physician if you need to travel with prescriptions or medical devices. Take photos with your phone or photocopies of your prescription bottles and scripts in case of loss while you’re traveling having your exact dose, physician’s name and contact information available can help facilitate getting replacements in another location.
Here are our top picks for over the counter meds.
Anti Diarrheal and Heartburn Medication
Diarrhea is usually brought on by contaminated food or water or by bacteria that your system is not used to. Whatever the cause you want relief as soon as you feel bad.
Pack Imodium or Nexium