Staying Healthy while on the road is a major concern for me. If I'm sick, I can't work and that means losing revenue.
I carry a fairly large selection of prescription and over the counter medications with me when I travel. If I get sick I can usually self medicate with what I have for a few days, then if I run out of and need more of a particular medicine, I can usually get it, (or something similar) at a local pharmacy.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: I AM NOT A DOCTOR,GET PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVISE BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDICATION!
POST THIS INFO HERE ONLY FOR PURPOSES OF SHOWING YOU WHAT I TAKE ALONG,
NOT TO SUGGEST IN ANY WAY THAT YOU TAKE ANY OF THESE MEDICATIONS. I AM
NOT GIVING MEDICAL ADVISE HERE !.
I used to bring my prescriptions in the original bottles, but that meant carrying a lot on unnecessary "bulk". I now carry all my pills in tiny little zip lock bags. These small bags can be purchased at some pharmacies. Similar bags are used for jewelry so you might try a jewelry supply place if you don't find them in the Pharmacy.
Below is what I carry with me, I'll explain each item....starting at top left, all of this fits in a much smaller space than if I were to take along the bulky plastic bottles that it all originally came in.
Band aids: Nextcare waterproof flexible band-aids, 3M porous tape and Q-tips
Matches and a candle: to sterilize stuff if need be.
Alcohol Prep Pads to clean wounds, Scalpels and sutures for sewing yourself up if you do some heavy damage.
Syringes that I can take to local hospitals or clinics for injections, if I am worried about theirs.
Dental Repair Kit.
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Expectorant in case I get an upper respirator infections, this in combination with antibiotics such as Zithromax usually works great. The expectorant really helps you hack up the nasty green stuff (sorry for the graphic content here)
Benadryl for allergic reactions, and to help me sleep
Pepto Bysmol for stomach problems
Acetozolimide for Altitude Sickness
Malarone for Malaria
Tamiflu: the only thing that might help you if you get "bird flu"
Ambien to help me sleep if Benadryl doesn't do the trick.
Tylenol: for aches and pains
Naprelan (naproxin) for aches and pains and swelling...a non-steroidal anti-inflamitory
Steroids: Prendisone for emergencies only!
Triple anti-biotic cream
Cirpro, Zithromax, Keflex, Minocin, and Doxycycline for various infections both gram positive and gram negative.