Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A Few Ways to Remain Healthy During Travel

New destinations keep luring the travelers towards them for an exciting and adventurous trip with the help of cheap tour packages. But you must ensure that your vacation does not end up becoming a medical nightmare. So, there is some preparation that is needed to be done in advance before you travel. The first thing that you need to do is to check a reliable source for the up to date information on the potential health concerns of the place that you wish to travel to.

Here are some helpful tips that will help you to remain disease-free and healthy during your entire trip:
  • Carry your own first aid kit: You should have a stock of some antiseptic, gauze, bandages, antibiotics, ointments, scissors etc.
  • Carry Enough Medication: You must carry all the medicines that you may require in case of an emergency. 
  • Carry Hand Sanitizer: There may be places that you travel to where soap and water are not readily available. The water may also be contaminated. It is thus, better to have your own sanitizer so that you can sanitize your hands as many times in the day as you want. 
  • Insect Repellents: You must carry insect repellent creams to avoid any bug bites or mosquito bites.
  • Sunscreen Lotion: It is important to protect your skin from sunburns. So, carry an SPF 15 sunscreen lotion and also remember to wear protective clothing during the peak hours of the day.
  • Animal Contact: Do not touch or feed stray animals since you never know of the germs they carry and how dirty they are. Also remember to clean your hands thoroughly after getting in any contact with any animal.
  • Bottled Water: In case you are travelling to an area which food-borne diseases are a common occurrence, then you must ensure to drink bottled water and also eat the food that is cooked properly and served hot too. Also, eat only those fruits that you can peel off.
  • Travel Insurance: You must purchase travel insurance and also keep a copy of all the documents and the contact information ready at all times with you.
  • Know Where to Go: In case you get unwell and you do not know the local language, you must have a reliable source of communication with the health care professionals. A translation book or some app on your phone can be helpful in this case.

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