1. Tips for a healthy vacation
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If you are going to spend a relaxing vacation on the beach, hiking in the mountains or getting to know a new city, making sure you keep your health in good condition will help you enjoy your vacation to the fullest.
Before you leave
Get the necessary vaccinations for your trip and make sure your vaccinations are up to date.
Confirm that your travel insurance covers any extraordinary activities you are going to do, such as sailing or paragliding.
Carry a basic first aid kit with plasters, painkillers, non-sedating antihistamines, rehydration sachets, antiseptic gauze and any other medication you take regularly.
Consume plenty of protein, as it helps produce antibodies that fight infections. Good sources of protein can be quinoa, wheat, rice, legumes, spirulina, nuts, leafy vegetables and chia seeds.
Take supplements that contain antioxidants and amino acids, which help the skin produce melamine – a pigment – that helps protect from the sun.
Take a beneficial bacteria supplement to help your intestinal health.
Helps prevent stomach viruses
High temperatures, combined with hygiene habits different from those usual at home, are the perfect combination for stomach viruses to spread more quickly. Therefore, it is of great importance to frequently wash your hands or use hydroalcoholic gel or disinfectant wipes and gels, especially after using the bathroom and before and after handling food.
Street stalls are fun, but visit those where the food is cooked properly, and make sure the food is not raw. Try to avoid those where the food appears to have been sitting out for a while, such as some buffets.
Confirm that salads and fruits have been well washed and always consume bottled water. Try to avoid ice cubes in your drinks and brush your teeth with bottled water instead of tap water.
If you contract a stomach virus
Try not to take antidiarrheal medications, as the causing bacteria must leave the body.
Take medications and rehydrating drinks to replace fluids and mineral salts.
Do not stop drinking liquids; Adults should drink at least 200 milliliters of fluid after each episode of vomiting or diarrhea (in small sips). You can have a calming chamomile or mint if you prefer something other than water.
Watch children and people of a certain age if they become ill, since the risk of dehydration is greater in them.
Take beneficial bacteria supplements, which will help renew the intestinal flora.
Follow a diet consisting of bananas, rice, apples and toast until the diarrhea disappears. These are simple foods that will not cause irritation to the digestive system.
If the illness continues after 48 hours you must see a doctor.
Avoid mosquito bites
Citronella is a very good natural alternative to anti-mosquito sprays. put a few drops on a burner to ward off insects, or mix it with essential oils or moisturizer to apply to the skin.
Take antihistamines or use a mild steroid cream to reduce itching and redness, or aloe vera or calendula can also help soothe bites. Creams with Avena Sativa also help reduce inflammation.
Another measure is to add a few drops of tea tree oil to your moisturizer, which will soothe and prevent infection in the bites you have scratched.
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Fight dizziness when traveling
Some homeopathic remedies are very effective in combating dizziness; nux vomica can help eliminate dizziness and nausea when traveling by car, or you can find supplements that combine different remedies in a single capsule.
Acupressure bands, drinking mint or ginger tea, or even chewing fresh ginger can help combat motion sickness. Of course getting fresh air also helps significantly.
The best way to combat sunburn is without a doubt to avoid excessive sunbathing. Remember to use SPF of at least factor 30 and avoid sunbathing when it is strongest, between 11 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Cover up and wear a hat to protect your head. If you burn yourself, soothe the affected area with cold water and apply aloe vera gel or calendula ointment. Aloe vera will help keep skin hydrated, while calendula will combat skin redness.
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These tips are purely informative and are not intended to replace professional medical care. Consult your doctor before applying any remedy.