Travelling through Asia can play havoc with your, ahem … constitution. So don’t get caught unprepared in a foreign land, desperately trying to hand sign “painkillers” in a futile effort to a confused pharmacist.
Here are five items to pop into a ziplock bag on your next trip.
Your choice of painkiller such as Panadol. Good for headaches and mild fever.
Laxatives and rehydration sachets like Dioralyte. For the after-effects of a dodgy dish with unrecognisable meat or a too-spicy curry.
Allergy medicine. Tablets containing antihistamines are effective against watery eyes, running nose and itchy rashes.
Plasters. For small cuts and blisters.
Any personal prescription medicine. Also, bring vitamin C or a multivitamin as a supplement.