Travel Guides: Sick While on Vacation

Probably everyone has had this happen before: For weeks, one looks forward to the dream vacation and once it arrives, there are plagues or other aches and pains. Ugh, may you don’t tolerate the exotic food, the sun has sensitive skin burnt on the first day, you are drowsy or too much of the cold air conditioning. Since it is advantageous to provide a well-equipped first aid kit to have the luggage to be well looked after in the holidays with travel to various diseases and drug agents. This needs to be prepared before the holiday with careful planning.Today you will find out what you should definitely pay attention here.

Thinks first of all of you regularly needed medications for the duration of the holiday. Make certain these are in sufficient quantity in your hand luggage to be still optimally supplied with a possible loss of luggage. We misplaced our luggage on an excursion to Utah for a stay in some Mt Carmel Utah lodging. We payed for our mistakes with a somewhat uncomfortable trip.

A useful basic equipment kit should contain essential remedy for these diseases and conditions:

  • Pain and fever
  • The typical cold symptoms
  • Stomach / intestinal problems
  • Allergies
  • Insect bites
  • Sunburn

Moreover, it is always advisable to a small emergency kit with bandages, plasters, tweezers, scissors, thermometer and wound disinfectant pack. If you are a light sleeper, you should also definitely bring earplugs. In fear of flying to recommend sleeping pills. These calm the nerves and make for a relaxing flight.

In addition, there are of course a few dos and don’ts for a relaxing holiday:

  • Do not drink tap water and eat nothing that has come in contact with tap water
  • Forgo ice cubes
  • Only be roasted / boiled / cooked food to take (eg meat, fish, vegetables)
  • Peel fruit before eating absolutely
  • Drink water only from sealed bottles (but much, at least 2 liters)
  • Alcohol only in moderation
  • Beware of spicy food

And if it caught you once, we still have a few first aid tips and home remedies for you:

What to do …

Sunburn …
quark packs promote rapid healing. Protect the affected area in the next few days before sun absolutely. Badly burned area immediately pour lukewarm water or immerse in water, but no more than 10 minutes. For additional relief cooling gel provides.

Sun allergy …
direct sunlight and intense midday sun 12-15 Clock avoided. The skin get used to the sun. Preventive sunscreen with a high sun protection factor and UVA and UVB filters to apply, cover vulnerable parts of the body through textiles. Cooling envelopes, cortisone creams or antihistamines help in an emergency.

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Sunstroke …
The first signs are dizziness, nausea, red head, headache. Keep the casualty in the shade with raised head, cool head and neck, where necessary, in the recovery position. Is unconscious, immediately notify an ambulance.

Insect bites … 
Mosquito bite : Regularly rub with a cooling gel or a damp cloth. bee sting : cool regularly. Bees have barbed sting and therefore often remain stuck in the skin. If the stinger is still, see a doctor, this removes the sting. wasp sting : cool down immediately. Observing whether the redness increases. Swelling of the throat in a short time to clear, see a doctor immediately. tick bite , the longer the tick could suck blood, the greater her body. Removal of the tick left to a doctor. Improper removal can be the head of the tick stuck in the skin, the wound is inflamed.

Stomach … or intestinal disorders

For fluid loss drink a lot. Caution: no tap water! Hot drinks (eg herbal tea) soothe the stomach. Hot water bottles and gentle abdominal massage are beneficial.

Sore throat … 
Curd wrap : underline thick curd on a cloth to remove the neck and wrap it with a scarf. Leave for several hours.Particularly helpful in children.

Fever … 
Towels diving in warm water, wring out and wrap around the calves. A thick terry cloth towel over it and cool about 15 minutes. Repeat three times. Do not forget to drink a lot!

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