Going on vacation is a good way to ease your body and mind. During your trip to your dream vacation, staying healthy is very important in order to enjoy your trip to the fullest. In this article, we will give you some information to take care of your health during traveling.
Staying Healthy during Traveling
Here are several suggestions to maintain your health during your vacation:
- Disease and mosquito: the best way to avoid mosquitos’ bites is to cover up yourself with lightweight clothing. You can bring mosquito repellant and apply it before going out. However, mosquito repellant does not always work, especially if you are traveling to wild life. So, covering yourself is still the best choice.
- Bring first aid kit: to face general emergencies, first aid kit is essential to bring. This is the front line kit to stay healthy during traveling. Pack your kid with oral rehydration salts, blisters medication, aloe gel, band-aids, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial ointment, antacid, laxative, pain relievers, antihistamine, anti-diarrheal medication, and anti-motion sickness medication.
- Medications and vaccines: before traveling abroad, you need to know which vaccines will give you protections from diseases. If you want to travel to Asia or South America, travelers’ diarrhea, cholera, yellow fever, typhoid fever, hepatitis B, and hepatitis A are some vaccines that you may need to get.
- Do some research: you can further research about the diseases that often break out in the country you plan to visit. Go to the tourism board of your desired country, check the advisories and warnings available in the government website of your country, and discuss about it with experienced travelers to get more tips.
The list above already described some tips you can follow before traveling to foreign place. Do not forget to stay hydrated and choose well-cooked food to avoid dehydration and food poisoning during your trip.