Regulations on liquid medicine and airplane cough syrup
If you are travelling with a cold, what are the airport regulations on liquid medicine and airplane cough syrups? While you can bring solids and pills, for liquids you need to take the 3.4 oz / 100 ml rule into account. If you are one of those people who prefer syrups over pills, follow the next steps. You can’t bring any liquids with a content higher than 3.4 oz / 100 ml into your hand luggage. And any liquid under that amount needs to be packed in a sealed plastic bag (available at airports).
We often get questions from our customers about whether they can bring Sambrosa as an airplane cough syrup on the airplane. While you are not allowed to bring the 118 ml bottle, you can bring the 3 night travel pack in your hand luggage. That is actually one of the reason why we created the 3 night pack: so people can take Sambrosa with them on their next adventure or trip. Sambrosa helps to relieve cold and allergy symptoms and will help you fall asleep during your flight. Just be sure to put the 3 night pack in a sealed plastic bag.
Airplane colds and tips
In airplanes there is an increased risk catching a cold. The low cabin humidity creates a more tolerant environment for germs, according to the Journal of Environmental Health Research.
Tips to avoid catching the airplane cold:
- Stay hydrated! This also helps in reducing the symptoms of a jet lag. Drink water, it’s best to sip water regularly throughout the flight. Beware: alcohol and coffee can dehydrate you.
- Use nasal sprays to keep your system working and your nasal membranes moisturized.
- Stay clean, wash your hands and you might like to bring some mouth wash (complying with the carry-on rules).