It’s easy to lose track of things when you travel. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid so you can get your regular nebulizer treatments.
1. Don’t assume you can get medication at your destination
Not every destination has a nearby pharmacy, and not every pharmacy will have your medication. This is especially true when travelling overseas, where the local medications and common conditions might be different. Know where the nearby pharmacies will be and call ahead to make sure they have the medication you need. Don’t forgot to bring your prescription and some extra medication just in case.
2. Don’t store your nebulizer in checked baggage
Sadly, it’s not uncommon for airlines to lose bags. Or for checked bags to arrive late. Or for flights to get delayed. Always keep your medications and nebulizer in your carry-on so you’ll have it when you need it.
3. Don’t lose your medication to TSA
At the time of this writing, medications are allowed in “reasonable quantities” exceeding the 3 ounce limit all other liquids have. But you must declare these items for inspection at the check point and TSA officers may open them for screening. You can get up to date requirements at www.tsa.gov.
4. Don’t leave your medicine in the sun all day
Some medication can lose potency if left in the hot sun. Try storing your medicine in an insulated bag or pouch to protect against heat exposure.
5. Don’t bring a table top nebulizer
Table top nebulizers tend to be heavier and bulkier than their portable counterparts. Instead of lugging one around, a smarter investment might be a lightweight, battery operated portable nebulizer. The Omron Micro-Air and Pari Trek S are two of our most popular models, both recommended for international travel.