Three of the Most Common Health Issues Faced by Travellers

Traveling is a part of almost everyone’s life these days. It can be for professional reasons, social reasons or recreational reasons. Health and money are two of the most important factors which should be considered while planning your journey.

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It is advisable to opt for a full body check up in case if you are planning for a long distance journey by plane.

Let’s take a look at three of the most common health issues faced by travelers.

Diarrhea

According to doctors, 60 per cent of travelers suffer from Diarrhea during their trip, or after their trip. There are several reasons which can cause Diarrhea. It can be due to drinking contaminated water or even due to food poisoning. Some of the symptoms for Diarrhea are bleeding in stools, frequent watery stools, fever, light-headedness, and abdominal pain.

In case if you see these symptoms of Diarrhea, you should drink as much water as possible to keep your body hydrated. Try to avoid journey in a nonstop bus, as you won’t be able to use the toilet till the bus reaches its destination. This might increase the infection in intestines. It is advisable to consult a doctor and start the treatment immediately.

Blisters

To put it in simple words, blisters are small bubble like bumps which appear on the upper layer of skin. They are caused mostly due to heat and friction. In most cases blisters are filled with pus (in case of infection), serum or plasma.

Travelers who are involved in running, hiking, and camping often face problems because of blisters which develop on their feet.  These blisters are caused due to friction, wearing tight shoes, or even due to exposure to freezing temperatures, chemicals, or exposure to burning rubble.

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The best way to avoid blisters is to wear tight cotton cloths. It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes and cotton socks while traveling. This will definitely help you to avoid developing blisters.

Skin infections

People who love to go out in jungle for camping and trekking are always exposed to various kinds of skin infections due to scrapes and cuts caused while passing through jungles. It is advisable to clean those wounds and cuts with antiseptic and apply some antibiotic medicine immediately. If ignored, these wounds can cause skin infections and start accumulating pus within next few days.

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There are several other symptoms of skin infections. Skin infections can also cause some parts of your hand, leg or face to turn red. In most cases, patients report these symptoms after coming in touch with trees, or any plants while in a jungle. These infections are often ignored, as most of the patients think that red spots might be mosquito bites. In case of too many red spots, you should immediately get in touch with your doctor, as these infections can quickly spread all over your body.

By-Nitten Gokhaley

Nitten writes for several websites, newspapers and a news agency.  He writes on variety of topics like Health, Travel, Business, Hollywood, Gadgets, Life style, Automobile, Politics, Science, Sociology, Psychology and more. If you are looking for a website content writer, please email us about your requirements:  nittengokhaley24@gmail.com

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