Guest Author - Christine Wilcox
It's the day before your solo trip. You wake up with a strange tickle in your throat or a little pressure behind your eyes. You immediately down a glass of orange juice and dig through your cupboard for cans of chicken soup to power through in the next 24 hours before your plane. Maybe it's a 24-hour bug. Maybe it'll pass and you'll wake up the next day and feel better.
But you don't.
It's a trip you can't cancel - a business trip, a family reunion, a ticket to see the Yankees play the Red Sox. Staying home isn't an option. What can you do to power through and continue with your plans?
1. Include a thermometer and appropriate over-the-counter medication as a standard part of your travel bag.
There is nothing worse than being on the road and knowing exactly where your cold medicine is - in your medicine cabinet at home. Next time you're at the store and that cold medicine is on sale for buy one, get one, get both and put one in your carry-on bag. And digital medical thermometers are inexpensive and easy to keep with your travel toiletries.
2. Don't forget tissues.
The second most worst thing about being sick on the road is needing a tissue and not having any with you. We've all made due with the airline napkin when we've had nasal congestion on the plane. Be ready and have some travel tissues at your disposal.
3. Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
When you're on the road, there's nothing easier than taking some essential oils or even a small essential oil candle to help boost your recovery. This Eucalyptus & Peppermint Aromatherapy Candle- 24 hr. burn time- made with 100% pure essential oils is an excellent way to help create a healing environment. You can also get the oils themselves, and use an Aromatherapy Inhaler when you're on the road.
4. Be realistic about your limits.
Don't book every second of the day. If you have dinner plans, cancel them. Get your rest even when you're on the road. If you're going to be gone for several days, your strength may return while you're gone. You can always ramp back up.
5. Know where you can get help.
Find the closest drug store to your hotel. Know where the clinics are. Ask the hotel if they can give you some extra tea bags. Black tea can be excellent for soothing a cold and helping you get through it.
And of course, take your hand sanitizer and use it - your fellow travelers will thank you.