Four Over The Counter and Household Product for Your Travels

Packing a medicine bag is essential to your travels. Finding some things in a time of need and especially in a foreign country can be difficult.  There are four over the counter and household products I like that can aid in a medical situation.

First, yellow mustard can be used to alleviate cramps. Mustard has acetic acid, which helps the body make more acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter that stimulates your muscles to work.

Second, a histamine blocker as a general dose works for an allergic reaction including anaphylaxis. If there is an anaphylactic shock it can slow down the reaction to an allergen.

Then there’s honey, especially dark honey. It can be used to treat conditions associated with asthma. Honey soothes the mucous membranes in your airways that forms in the bronchial tubes and causes airway constriction.

Lastly, Triple Ointment, it contains key ingredients that stop the growth of bacteria and treats bacterial skin infections.

These are types of alternative treatments that can provide you relief, however, they shouldn’t be your only source of treatment in case of an emergency. In case of emergency you should always call 911 and seek professional medical attention.

Ja’Vonne Harley


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