If you travel a lot, then you have been sick on a trip. If so, you know the challenge of finding fast, quick and (importantly) understandable health care. Getting a good doctor is usually the easy part as either your hotel or insurance company can find you a local language doctor or health care professional. The harder part is finding the right over the counter meds on the road because either: the pharmacist does not speak your language; the drug you are looking for has a different name or brand; or you simply do not have time in your schedule for an unanticipated apothecary adventure. Thus we have have business traveller tip number 4 – which (legal) drugs to pack with you to handle most minor health issues. This list is long enough to provide you with the aliment alleviating you need while being short enough (and free of liquids) so that you can fit all of it in a separate wetpack that does not require removal for security screening.

* For throat pain: a tray or four pack of medicated throat lozenges. I prefer Difflam but Strepsils will do. Un-medicated ones like Anticol or Butter Menthol are just candy in (a poor) disguise;

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