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50+ travelers? Don't Leave Home Without Your travel Pharmacy

Updated: Jun 18

Necessaire de remédios para levar em suas viagens
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Do you feel like carrying a whole pharmacy whenever you embark on a new adventure as a 50+ traveler? Well, you're not alone. It seems to be the hottest trend among mature travelers.

Missing the days when we traveled with only Tylenol! With each passing year, we include one more medicine in our bag.

The new motto is " We are prepared for all kinds of health emergencies on the road".

Speaking of Tylenol, I was once in a country where they had never heard about it. As I am Allergic to AAS, I had a hard time finding a pain-killer. From then on, I always have them on me.

This travel blog will dig into the world of 50+ travelers and their trend of carrying mini-pharmacies. So fasten your seat belt because we're about to embark on a journey that will transform your travels!

Travel Pharmacies

People in their 50s and beyond often have unique needs that younger travelers may not have. Let's just say our bodies may not be as resilient as they once were!

Don't tell anyone, but I've had a routine for a while now. As soon as I open my eyes, I make a checklist.

Hands, active and operative, legs, fully functioning! Pains? Nothing different from yesterday. Only then do I jump out of bed and start my day!

Imagine walking through narrow streets, exploring vibrant markets, and indulging in local cuisines. You start to feel a headache or stomachache creeping up on you from trying that street food.

Wouldn't it be comforting to have the perfect remedy at hand?

That's why more and more 50+ travelers are carrying their personal pharmacies. Locating the exact medications you need can be tough when traveling abroad.

Tracking down over-the-counter painkillers can be a challenge. Differences in medicine regulations, unfamiliar brands, and language barriers are hard to overcome. And when it comes to prescription drugs, the struggle can be more intense.

So why take the risk? It's better to be safe than sorry.

Ensure quick and easy access to the medications by carrying your own pharmacy. You also cut the stress and anxiety of finding them .

What to take on a trip

We opened our most recent toiletry bag to show you what we never fail to take on a trip.

- Painkillers for headaches or muscles

- Antibiotics rarely prescribed by doctors

- Anti-flu, cough drops, or expectorant

- Antiallergic

- Digital thermometer

- Adhesive bandages like Band-aids

- Medication for nausea or stomach pain

- Sunscreen and insect repellent

- Of course, any medication for continuous use

Remember to always consult a healthcare professional before any treatment. Keep them out of reach of a child.

Pack the essential ones in your carry-on in case you lose your baggage. Include a copy of your prescriptions.

Consider investing in a pill dispenser with labeled compartments for each day of the week. This will help you keep track of your medications and prevent missed doses.

Pack your medications in a water-resistant bag to protect them from moisture or accidental spill. Check the dates before every trip and replace any expired items.

Research the travel regulations of your destination country. Some medications may need specific documentation, such as a doctor's letter.

Store your medications in the original and labeled containers.

I once took a daily injection for my bones. I had to keep the medicine in the fridge. But I decided to travel, carrying a styrofoam to store the medicine.

I must have spent 2 hours in inspection to explain what it was. Even with a letter from the doctor! I have almost lost my medicine, my plane, and my patience.

Prepare yourself! If you have any special medicine, make sure to be at the airport in advance!

As a 50+ traveler, having your own travel pharmacy is not just a luxury but a necessity.

Don't leave home without your pharmacy! Embrace your travel knowing that you are well-equipped to handle any health situation that may come your way!

Depending on where you are going, such as camping, do not forget your aid-kit!

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Too much? Share your travel pharmacy must-haves in the comments below!


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