Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

From Drugs.com - March 8, 2018

Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel

THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 -- If traveling is in your near future, there are a number of things you can do to keep from getting sick and spoiling your trip.

"We are having a bad cold and flu season, so it is really important to remember to practice good general health hygiene so as to not get sick or spread germs," Dr. Irvin Sulapas said in a news release from the Baylor College of Medicine. He's an assistant professor of family and community medicine at the school.

Proper handwashing is important, so carry a small hand sanitizer, especially if you are flying, he suggested. Disinfectant wipes are also a good take-along. Wipe down your plane seat, as well as the seat handles and the table where you are sitting while waiting to board your flight.

If you are going to the beach or cruising to somewhere warm, use sunscreen and wear flip-flops or other footwear that will protect your feet from sharp objects.

Wherever you go, never share towels, glasses or drinks.

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