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elvee123

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Planning to walk the Camino in September 2018
#1
Hi guys,

I am doing the Camino frances and I am 4 days in, currently resting in Pamplona until Monday. I really have a bad cold, but luckily no fever yet. I have tried to explain to the pharmasist what I need but I have no spanish so end up with something that doesn’t work. I have a heavy cough, sore throat and runny nose. Can anyone recommend any spanish brand medicine for those symptoms? And something to boost my immune system! I’m desperate!
 
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#3
Hi guys,

I am doing the Camino frances and I am 4 days in, currently resting in Pamplona until Monday. I really have a bad cold, but luckily no fever yet. I have tried to explain to the pharmasist what I need but I have no spanish so end up with something that doesn’t work. I have a heavy cough, sore throat and runny nose. Can anyone recommend any spanish brand medicine for those symptoms? And something to boost my immune system! I’m desperate!
Hi Elvee
No doubt you are feeling poorly..

For runny nose ., sounds like you need an antihistamine::: Ask for ‘antihistamínico’ in Spanish.

Rest and maybe aspirin may help together with some ‘chicken soup ?’ and fluids.

I just did a wee search on ‘this forum’ for previously recommended treatments available from Spanish farmacias and found :
FLUMUCIL. recommended as working well for the throat.
Others recommended whisky and honey !!

@Waka s note about language translate app on your phone would be a bonus too.

Spanish for ‘I have a sore throat’ is
...tengo dolor de garganta

I hope you can make yourself understood

Buen camino
Annie
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#4
Rest, fruits vegetables, lite foods lots of liquids stay away from milk products. Is it a cold or could it be allergies? Gargle frequently with salt and warm water. If you run a fever see a doctor...otherwise it needs to run its course for a few days.
 
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#5
I was given an expectorant for the cough - rather than a bottle, it was a box of individual packets for dosage. Worked great for the camino cold. I recommend you try a different pharmacia. It was very rare that they did not speak at least some english.
 

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