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1. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 11y

what do people take incase of....Illness. remembering that you don't always have a local chemis handy?;)

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

Of course it depends on the illness, but for just the usual cold and stuff I recommend a lot of sleep and vitamin C.

3. Posted by SuperBrat (Full Member 107 posts) 11y

Carry a little jar of good old Tiger Balm. Easy to pack, and the little miracle cures everything from insect bites to nausea!

4. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 11y

its all about water and sleep. seriously just drink water nonstop... its really what your body needs.

5. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Yeah, lots of sleep and water. I also bring a pack of lozenges with me, just in case I get a sore throat.

6. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y

big bottle of Robitussin.

7. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Like a lot of other people, water, sleep and I also wrap myself in heavy blankets and basically boil myself like a hot potato . Usually soak the blankets in sweat and is really disgusting, but I've burned away quite a few colds that way.

8. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Pepto bismol (did I spell that right ? ) for stomach upsets you can get it all over the world and comes in a nice pink bottle, its a bit chalky though.


9. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

I recommend Dactaril as well (not sure if I spelt it right) for any fungal infections.

It worked wonders when I got something weird and painful on my foot in Africa.

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I carry a roll-on tube of peppermint essential oil with me everywhere. Best cure for headaches, earaches, stomach aches, and all kinds of other nerve-related complaints. It's saved me many a time.