This is a collaborative post.
When travelling, the last thing on your mind is your health. After the inevitable injections and vaccinations, it’s all about having the time of your life. Of course, not taking care of your well-being isn’t a savvy move, especially abroad. There are illnesses and diseases which are potentially fatal, which is why a plan is essential. The thing is no one wants to cut into their sight-seeing and partying time. Thankfully, there is no need to with the following hacks.
“Wait a minute; you want me to avoid drinking water?” Yep, that’s right. Okay, let’s get one thing straight. Water is essential to health and wellbeing, and this is especially true in hot countries. The heat can cause your body to dehydrate and it’s important to replace the water you lose. However, the sanitary requirements in foreign countries aren’t the same. The filtration system doesn’t even exist in some places. Bacteria in water are common causes of illness, and it’s a good idea to stay away from H2O from the tap. Instead, stick to bottles and ensure there is a seal on the cap before drinking.
Apply Sun Cream
Another basic yet common cause of illness is the sun. As a Brit, the intensity of the fiery red globe in the sky is even more apparent when the mercury rises. From sunstroke to sunburns and blisters, there are lots of ailments of which to be careful. After all, it’s a powerful and extreme element and you will spend a time of time in the sun. The good news is that sun cream should be able to protect your skin from the heat. A healthy dose of cream on a daily basis will prevent any issues, and drinking water will also help.
Go To The E-Doctor
What on earth is an e-doctor? That is what most people think when they see the term. Well, it’s exactly what it says – a medical professional available via the internet. With GPs powered by Babylon it is possible to see a doctor anytime, from anywhere in the world. The app allows you to book a consultation and take the meeting via a mobile device. Should you feel like you need a second opinion, an NHS approved expert is an excellent place to turn. Just make sure to make the switch before you board the plane. Otherwise, it won’t work.
Stock Up On Repellent
We are all God’s creatures, but, if he had a second chance, he would probably omit mosquitoes. They are small, sneaky blood-sucking creatures that carry diseases. From zika to yellow fever to malaria, the potential ailments are life-threatening. Although certain diseases are curable, there are ones like malaria which are incurable. Aside from taking tablets, a traveller should also try to avoid getting bitten. Mosquito repellent with a high percentage of DEET is usually enough to keep the mini vampires at bay. If you are going for a long time, try and take as much as possible.
Simply put, your health doesn’t have to be stressful and drawn out.