I caught a cold after snorkeling the other day, and it has sort of hindered me from doing every single thing I wanted to on this trip.
Yesterday, I popped into a local family-owned pharmacy. The sweet old lady running it didn't speak any English, and I don't speak Thai. We proceeded to communicate with sounds and actions. I pointed at my throat and coughed, and she nodded knowingly before leading me to an aisle where she pointed at 3 products with Thai writing, a man's face, and some centipedes on the packaging. I looked at them and picked the smallest, cheapest one. She pointed at the package, showed me 4 fingers, then pointed at her tongue and made a sucking motion. She then pointed and my water bottle, wagged her finger at it, and wagged them again to tell me not to swallow the medicine. We nodded at each other to confirm I understood, and she smiled the sweetest smile as she walked me to the counter.
She looked like she knew what she was pointing about, and I was sold! 😂😂😂 I don't know what they're called or how they really work, but I felt better immediately after taking them. I'll be taking some of these back home!