Navigation Links
Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health
Date:2/28/2009

Just because it's a resort, doesn't mean precautions should be abandoned, experts note

SATURDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Staying healthy while on a trip is as important as packing the right clothes.

"Just because it says resort or five-star hotel doesn't mean it's safe," Laura Gonzalez, a nurse with The Loyola University Health System International Medicine and Travelers Immunization Clinic, said in a news release issued by the school. "You still need to watch what you eat, protect against insect bites and don't go out at night alone."

The clinic offers these tips to help all travelers, regardless of their destination:

  • Practice good hygiene. Hand washing is critical. Rather than packing gels, bring sanitizing wipes so eating utensils can be wiped as well as your hands.
  • Bring or buy clothing and items to help protect yourself from insect and animal bites.
  • When going to new time zones or high altitude destinations, drink plenty of water and stay rested.
  • Watch what you drink and eat. In developing nations, avoid drinking tap water and using ice cubes in your beverages. In general, avoid buffets, and make sure meats and vegetables are thoroughly cooked. If you do develop diarrhea, treat with fluids, anti-motility agents and, when needed, antibiotics.
  • Minimize your risk. Leave expensive items home; avoid traveling alone, especially at night; use alcohol in moderation, and avoid risky behaviors such as getting tattoos, using drugs and having acupuncture.
  • When in the tropics, avoid swimming in fresh water.

More information

The U.S. Department of State has more about traveling abroad safely.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Loyola University Health System, news release, February 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Americas Peanut Farmers to Travel to New York City to Meet Consumers, Work to Rebuild Trust in All Things Peanut
2. Bumrungrad International Hospital Won 1st Place as "Best Website for International Medical Travel"
3. Travel Advantage Network Enjoys Silencing Co-Workers, Raising More Than $1,600 for Autism
4. Americans Forfeit Healthy Habits While Traveling According to New Years Survey by Cambria Suites
5. HTH Worldwide to Provide Mobile Healthcare Tool to UNIGLOBE Travel Internationals Agencies
6. Need for Traveling Therapists Boosts Demand for Lead Services of AlliedTravelCareers.com
7. Grassroots Group Gets Travel Advantage Network Support
8. Savvy Healthcare Consumers Seek Skilled, Safe Cosmetic Surgeons Abroad; Cosmetic Harmony Quickly Becoming Number One Travel Destination
9. Actress, Author Mariel Hemingway & Travelers Advantage Say: Traveling is a Time to be Even Healthier
10. Travel Nurse Across America Awarded Certification From The Joint Commission
11. Finding Grace on a Less Traveled Road: A Cancer Doctor Reflects on Living and Dying
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Travel Safety Can Be a Passport to Good Health
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Infectious disease ... hospitals in the United States, it’s a threat that is constantly changing and ... infection prevention and offers strategies for the healthcare community to help decrease the ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) has named ... in their 12th year, are among the most prestigious in radiology marketing because a ... were retooled to recognize achievements in both large budget (over $5,000) and small budget ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... Texas Physical ... can be found at 9618 Huebner Road. The clinic is the group’s 7th location ... Director, and Dr. Ali Higgins, PT, will provide care from the clinic, which opened ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Mlynarek ... services to families and business owners across eastern Michigan, is connecting with the ... struggling with financial difficulties. , The Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry works to ensure ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 ... ... has raised over $100,000 for its innovative EcoQube Frame vertical micro-veggies garden on ... the instant demand for the product – with nearly 2,000 consumers (and counting) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that six abstracts featuring Decipher ... Classifier tests will be presented at the 32 nd ... March 24 to 28, 2017 in London, ... Europe,s largest urological event showcasing the ... The abstract titled "Muscle invasive bladder cancer: ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... and GENEVA , March ... on World Tuberculosis Day revitalizes efforts to develop sutezolid ... On World Tuberculosis Day, TB Alliance and the ... the clinical development of sutezolid, an antibiotic drug candidate ... pertains to the development of sutezolid in combination with ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... By Technique, Repair Procedure By Technique, By Region, By Country (2016-2021)" ... ... grow at a CAGR of 13.35% during 2016-2021 The ... population, growth in population with heart disease and rising advances in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: