Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Preventing Travel Health Issues on the Road

No one wants to deal with uncomfortable and unpleasant health-related problems, such as gut issues from drinking contaminated water, or unbearable headaches from high altitude, when you're traveling. And spending time in an emergency room because of heat stroke or severe poison ivy isn't my idea of a great side trip. That's why I'm always the model of caution when I travel, whether it's domestically or to far flung locales.

I recently was asked to write a guest post for Janice Waugh at the Solo Traveler. Because I have a medical background, I focused in on how to easily prevent five common health-related problems that can occur on almost any trip. They all just require a little planning by packing the required items in your first-aid kit. Hopefully these tips will keep you well when you're traveling.

17 comments:

Alexandra said...

Thanks for posting on this topic. Heading over to read you on Solo Traveler.

Jane Boursaw said...

Great tips, and I especially appreciate the one on gut issues, because I have such a sensitive tummy.

Kris @ Attainable Sustainable said...

I'm kind of a fanatic about germs when I'm on vacation. Off to read your tips!

JTravel said...

Hi Alexandra, Hope you enjoy the travel tips and that you find them helpful.

JTravel said...

Hi Jane, I'm in the sensitive tummy group too. That's why I carry such a complete first-aid kit.

JTravel said...

Hi Kris, I know what you mean. Germs can kill a vacation.

Donna Hull said...

Great health tip travel article. I left a comment as well as published a link to the article on the My Itchy Travel Feet page on Facebook. I'm sure our readers will find it useful.

JTravel said...

Hi Donna, I'm so glad you found my health travel tips helpful. And thank you so much for including the link on your blog. I'm sure your readers can use the information when they next travel.

MyKidsEatSquid said...

Lately, if it's a big trip I also buy insurance so that if anything goes really wrong with our health, I can have help getting medical care. Although you're right--it's best to avoid getting sick altogether!

JTravel said...

Hi MyKidsEatSquid, Yes, having insurance when you're traveling definitely makes sense. Thanks for mentioning that.

meredith said...

This is a very important topic. I'm clicking over now to read your post.

JTravel said...

Thanks, meredith. I hope you found my advice helpful.

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Just finished read the post, really great tips there. I think the most one for a lot of peopel has to be stomach problems no one wants that issue looming over them when travelling. Great article!

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They all just require a little planning by packing the required items in your first-aid kit. Hopefully these tips will keep you well when you're traveling.

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