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Looking for salt tablets y aquaphor in Santiago

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Faye Walker

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I don’t know about salt tablets, but aquaphor is easy to buy in most pharmacies — many of the pharmacists recommend it for blister care.


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Salt tablets, or electrolytes? If just salt, there is usually plenty available at bars or restaurants. When I'm walking I add it in quantity to my meal at the end of the day - rather a luxury as we don't use salt at all at home.
If you need rehydration (electrolytes) salts they are readily available at the pharmacy in powder or fizzy tablets. Or you could try sports drinks (but check they really do contain electrolytes, and they are not just soft drink in a fancy container).


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I can’t help with salt tablets but electrolyte replacement / rehydration products are available at most pharmacies. Dioralyte is a well known brand.


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For rehydration, in addition to water, I also had freshly squeezed orange juice instead of expensive brand-name sports drinks along the Camino.
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Linda Breen Pierce
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Camino Frances 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Thank you all for your replies. I do want electrolytes not just salt and it’s nice to know Santiago pharmacies may have some products. I have checked a few pharmacies along the way with no luck.

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