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Simple Health Tips for Travelers

With extended family members enjoying the not-so crowded pool in Q.C.

With extended family members enjoying the not-so crowded pool in Q.C.

Travel is fun and enriches one’s life, but sometimes it also entails sickness which can spoil the fun. Some of the common ailments we know that travelers should protect themselves from are diarrhea and Gastrointestinal Virus. These diseases are acquired from ingesting contaminated food and water supply. You can protect yourself from this illnesses if you ensure that you only eat and drink from safe and known sources. You can observe this health tips at home or while you are traveling.

It will be summer in a few weeks and what better way to spend summer than a planned family getaway. Aside from food and water-borne illnesses, travelers should also watch out for skin diseases such as eczema. Just in case you go for a swim, make sure that you’ll only swim or wade in clean water to protect you skin from infection.

Don’t forget to label important medicine when traveling

If you are planning your next trip somewhere, make sure you have a sturdy pack or box for you first aid kit or medicine. If you are on medication for your weight loss problem, say perhaps adapexin-p, you can put a label on a small container so it won’t mix with your migraine pills and other prescriptions. Labeling helps you find your medicine easier especially when you have a lot of bags for your business or personal travel. For myself, I place all my pills inside my hand-carry luggage for convenience.

Health advisory for (Christmas) travelers

Basic information on A(H1N1) or Bird Flu:

What are the signs and symptoms of this virus in humans?

• Similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as:
• Fever
• Headache
• Fatigue
• Muscle or joint pains
• Lack of appetite
• Runny nose
• Sore throat
• Cough
• Some cases have reported diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

How can we prevent the spread of the virus?

1. Observe proper personal hygiene:

• Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
• Wash hands regularly with soap and water, at least for 20 seconds (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers) especially after handling patients and specimen, before and after eating, after using the toilet and as necessary.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

2. Increase your body’s resistance

• Have at least 8 hours of sleep
• Be physically active
• Manage your stress
• Drink plenty of fluids
• Eat nutritious food, especially fruits and vegetables

3. Social distancing.

• Avoid crowded places.
• Avoid close contact with sick people.
• Stay home if you are sick until you are free from symptoms to prevent the spread of the virus.

If you have flu like symptoms and history of travel to Influenza A(H1N1) affected countries/areas, immediately consult a doctor.

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