Aches and pains while traveling can put a damper on even the best vacation.
Your arms and shoulders can feel sore from lugging heavy suitcases through the airport, while uncomfortable airplane seats can do a number on your back. And once you arrive at your destination, hours of sightseeing can take a toll on your hips, legs, knees, and feet.
“It’s smart to travel with a small first aid kit that’s stocked with essential over-the-counter pain medicines that can come in handy when you are away from home,” says Dr. Ken Redcross, a board-certified internal medicine physician. “By preparing for potential mishaps in advance, it will make your trip easier and more comfortable.”
Dr. Redcross says Boiron’s Arnicare line of topicals, pellets, and tablets should always be a part of your travel kit, whether traveling for business or pleasure. Arnicare can provide relief for muscle pain, stiffness, swelling from injuries, and discoloration from bruising. The topicals are unscented so no medicinal odor is noticeable when travelling in close quarters. And the tablets and pellets are travel friendly as they dissolve quickly in the mouth. No water is required!