Most of us are concerned about our personal cleanliness, keeping our surrounding clean from germs, so that we can guard ourselves from many infections. But what shall we do while in travel, you cannot clean your flight, make it without infections. Germs are found everywhere around you when you go to different places. In the history we can see many harmful virus infection found on the airport itself, like Zika virus seen nowadays.
Getting sick is a part of everyday life, and being on the road doesn’t exempt you from that fact, especially when travel itself it exposes you to a whole new range of bugs, parasites, and environments. The fact of the matter is the longer you are traveling, the more likely you are to pick up a bug or two.Here we shall discuss some tips to guard yourself from harmful infections while on travel.
Wash your hands
This sounds crazy and basic but it is a must to precaution yourself from infections. Hand hygiene is essential to stop the spread of infection and can dramatically reduce your chances of diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning, gastroenteritis, flu, norovirus, MRSA, or even hepatitis A. You can carry gels, sanitizers to protect yourself.
Drink Bottled Waters
When you can’t be sure of the purity of the local water or you are traveling in areas where sanitation is not that great, then it should go without saying that you should avoid the local tap water. Even if locals drink it without any problems, your stomach may not have the right bacteria to protect you from becoming ill, avoid local water — even ice in your drinks — in countries that don’t purify their tap water.
Food contamination is the bigesst threat
It is one of the biggest causes of traveler’s diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems on any travel adventure. If you are not careful with your food on your travels, you could potentially be exposing yourself to diarrhea. You might be excited to try the country’s street food but there are a lot of chances of contamination in those, so try to avoid it. Even if you are buying fresh fruits check and clean twice before having it.
Eat Familiar foods
Eating local food and delving into the local cuisine is one of the absolute true pleasures of traveling and one you should never miss out on, but that said, a degree of common sense is needed too. Jumping straight into a diet of spicy curries or predominantly red meat is a good way to ensure some form of gastrointestinal upset if your stomach isn’t used to it.
Food intolerances happen when your gut can’t properly digest the food you’ve eaten, or you’ve introduced something completely new and different to it, which can irritate the digestive tract and lead to stomach pain, cramps, gas, diarrhea, vomiting, and heartburn. So don’t hesitate to take familiar foods.
One of the best ways to stay fit and healthy and fight off unwanted infections is exercise. The benefits of exercise are well known and well documented: it improves your overall health and well-being and strengthens your immune system, which makes you less susceptible to illness. And if you do get sick, your body is better able to fight off the infection and more quickly get you back on your feet.
Vaccinations are probably one of the most common travel health concerns. Prevention is always better than the cure, and nothing is better at protecting you from the risk of getting a disease than being vaccinated against it.