When one goes on the trip, they sure don’t want to get sick and spend time just coughing and sneezing. Its better to prevent sick by a few tips which we have here for you:
Avoid tap water
Water is one of the basic necessities of our lives but drinking unfiltered tap water may not suit everyone. If you go on a trip to a foreign country or a different city in your country and see people drinking tap water on a regular basis, well, think twice before following their suit. Since the locals have been drinking it forever, it might suit them but not you. This is because there’s different kinds of bacteria found in water around the world. Bacteria affects the immune system and those who drink unfiltered water daily would be used to it and not affected by it. People who have weak stomachs need to be careful in this regard.
Purchase bottled mineral water from the shops in order to avoid getting sick while travelling overseas or even domestic for that matter. Moreover, also be vigilant of using glasses sitting in your hotel room, especially if they aren’t properly wrapped or at least covered. It’s always better to be on the safe side and wash glasses and cups before using them as bacteria is easily transfered. Similarly, eating fruits and raw vegetables washed in tap water is also a big no.
Carry medicines with you
While you’re travelling you should carry basic medicines with you such as those for headaches, cramps or fever. You never know when you would get sick.
Additionally get shots for any diseases you might be prone to during the season such as malaria, etc.
Stay hydrated during your trip
Dehydration can affect your mood, memory and motor skills, it can also lead to a severe case of sweating, diarrhoea and vomiting as your body needs water to maintain its temperature.
Many people avoid drink too much fluid for the fear of using public restrooms (another bacteria prone area). Staying hydrated helps our body to function properly and prevents sickness. While on a trip, one should opt for water, fresh juices or milk based drinks such as shakes, etc. Soft drinks and caffeine such as coffees and teas are not an ideal source of hydration to the body. One should also not be in direct sunlight too much as it can cause several problems and dehydration. Always carry a water bottle by your side during your trip to prevent illness while travelling.
Avoid eating food at unhygienic places
If you go to eat at a restaurant and it’s deserted, you’d know the food won’t be worth it. Furthermore, by looking around at the cleanliness levels , you would be easily able to tell if you should be eating there or not. Food poisoning is a common illness when one travels abroad so be extra vigilant during your vacation.
Carry hand sanitizers
Carry a hand sanitizer and anti bacterial wipes with you on your trip as they are able to eliminate a good percentage of germs. You never know when you touch anything dirty, you would need to sanitize immediately.