Packing right and enough medicine in your travel bag is very important. This will not only save time but also save your life in case there are no such medicine in the local pharmacies abroad. Carrying extra pills in your hand bag is highly recommended for safety precaution such as flight delay. Sometimes, your luggage could end up in another flight and the extra pills could be your only life saver. While organizing the things you need to carry on your travel, always start with your medicine.
Keep the list of your medication in your wallet or purse to assist doctors in case of an emergency. By keeping your prescriptions in the wallet, doctors will easily know the right medication for you. If you are on food supplements such as protein powder and vitamins, it is your responsibility to remember to pack them in your carry-on bag. Many travelers complain of headache and stress therefore, carry enough pain relieve tablets such as Pain Killers and antacids. If you are an Asthmatic, remember to carry your inhaler in the wallet or purse.
If you are traveling with a little baby who is teething or had recently been to a dentist, it is recommended to pack tablets for pain relieve. If you are traveling in a hot region, sun burn ailment such as sunscreen, lip balm and sun glasses are necessary accompaniments. For those people traveling in Malaria-prone areas, include Malaria repellent tablets and treated mosquito nets in your carry-on bag. For mountain climbers and those going for camping tours, remember to pack snake bite kits. For those people who swell their legs, arms or any other part of the body because of traveling long distances, a muscle relaxer should be included in your prescription.
If you are allergic to certain food, make sure you stick to diet restrictions to maintain good health. Make sure you take treated water all the time. Diarrhea is very common with travelers, therefore, ask your doctor to give you enough antibiotic for stomach relieve. If you incur such a problem, take plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Remember to pack the right medicine for cold and fever. Most African rivers and lakes have Schistosomiasis, avoid swimming unless you are assured it is safe by the guides. In every travel, it is important to have your doctor telephone number to assist you in case of an emergency.