Backpack Blues – Medical Emergency Edition

This post is inspired by my brain swimming in a mixture of meds for the past week until date.

In my excitement to enjoy the nice outdoor temps, I’ve started semi-regularly walking/jogging along Al Fateh the other week and the next, I’m down with sore throat, runny nose, headache, slight fever and cough. Yes, I am such a baby.   

My Meds Kit is my best friend.

I have it in my daily work bag and when I travel, I make sure to move it in my backpack. While some ladies consider a makeup/primping kit as essential, to me it’s definitely my meds kit, kaliwali makeup hehe.

My meds kit usually contains the following: a small bottle of alcohol, cotton pads, band aids and my favorite meds – Antihistamines (Clarinase / Zyrtec), Nasal Decongestant (Sprays / Decolgen), Strepsils, Paracetamol, Amoxicillin, Loperamide, Bonamine… 🙂

El Paborito Meds

Note that I don’t consider myself as SICKLY. In fact, I’ve never been absent at Foulath since joining.

However, I have this “allergic rhinitis” condition which can be triggered anytime (not all the time, but anytime) so I’ve learned to be always ready. I’ve worked in a hospital prior to coming to Bahrain and during my stay, tried almost all the available antihistamines: from Aerius to Zyrtec hehe. Sometimes the attacks are mild and tolerable, but sometimes it makes me sneeze with 5 minutes interval resulting to a whole day headache and a nose much redder than Rudolph’s. Awts. T_T

Imagine this while travelling / on a grand vacation. How would you enjoy lah?

El Paborito Meds 2

So, along with my fervent prayers to Mama Mary for safe travels always, I also pray for good health and strong immune system all throughout.

At siempre, I try naman to do my part. I strive to take care of myself a bit more – eating healthier, sleep enough, exercise, avoiding possible illness causes / allergy triggers, to be able to enjoy life’s adventures.

And when my immunity fails, then I go grab my Meds Kit. 🙂

NB: When travelling, of course there will be pharmacies but you might not be sure if your meds (i.e. preferred brands) are available, and what if the need arises in the middle of the night, or you’re in a remote beach island, or camping on top of a mountain? Then a small pouch of emergency meds will always be helpful. 🙂

How bout you, what’s in your meds kit?

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2 thoughts on “Backpack Blues – Medical Emergency Edition

  1. .. isang gramong augmentin agad, 1-0-1 (twice a day)?!

    .. i also bring a small plastic container with basic meds, a band-aid, an alcohol pad and a roll gauze when i’m travelling. when i was in hanoi last july, i caught the flu and when i went to the pharmacy they were selling ‘decolgen’!:D

  2. hehe, oo nga anlaki nung tableta ng Augmentin, katakot! buti nlng 2-3days ok nako, tinigil ko na baka mabingi nako hehe

    ayos ah, ako nmn un ang bilin ko as psalubong twing may uuwi sa Pinas, fast moving sya sakin pag winter e hehe!

    stay safe, be healthy! ^_^

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