It often happens to crave an entire year for your beloved holiday and when it actually happens you get sick and everything turns out to be a total disaster! This is as bad as things can go for anyone who wishes to have a restful holiday. The good news is that you can greatly reduce the chances of you getting an infection while you travel by applying these few tips:
Before you travel, Know the risks
While planning for the perfect destination for your family’s next vacation, learn as much as you can about the health conditions of the area. What kinds of diseases are common? Does the area have a source of safe water? Instead of focusing on all those beautiful places you want to visit, take time to consider some healthy issues as well.
Be up to date with immunizations
Illnesses such as polio, tetanus, hepatitis, rabies, TB and typhoid may require immunization depending where you plan to travel. Make sure you check whether any vaccines will be necessary in your case.
Take along your own first aid kit
This should have all the basics as well as any mediation that your family may require. Other drugs such as analgesics and vitamins would also be wise to take along.
Check your insurance
If you have health insurance, make sure you understand the full scope it covers when it comes to travelling. Phone your insurance company and ask for clarification if necessary.
Wear protective clothing
This is particularly important if you travel internationally. Carry along clothing and repellent that will ensure protection against bugs, as well as eyewear Ran-Ban sunglasses that will protect your eyes against UV rays.
Be careful where you eat and what you eat
Food related infections are the most common problems travelers face. Though it is part of the fun to try new dishes, be aware of what you are eating and only eat in places that look hygienic. Avoid trying out street vendors in a new place. Dishes that contain raw meat including shellfish should also be avoided.
Monitor what you drink
Never purchase beverages that contain ice from an unknown source. Drink only carbonated drinks, beer, wine etc. As for drinking water, be aware also of the local bottled water. If you are travelling to an area with questionable drinking water, bring your own supply.
Travel-related health problems usually arise from a number of factors including infections and food poisoning. Don’t let your vacation turn into a nightmare and make sure you plan it wisely, take precautions and ensure a carefree, memorable getaway!