Health concern for summer travel

 

Summer is the ideal time to have fun with trips. However, travelling is potential for dangers which are harmful to your health.

According to a recent survey in the United States about health while traveling in the summer, around 63 % of the tourists and their relatives are ill during and after the holiday. The important thing when traveling in the summer is that tourists should be aware of the health risks and take prevention measures for your safe and fun trip.

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Sunburn

Sunburn is one of the most common ailments that travelers often suffer when traveling in the summer. According to estimates by US medical experts, about 62 % of visitors were recorded sunburn during and after travel.

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The common symptoms of the disease is inflammation and irritation. In cases of severe sunburn, visitors have their risk of developing malignant tumors – the most dangerous form of skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio, one of the best ways to prevent sunburned skin is to wear long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, use at least SPF 15 suncreen. You should apply sunscreen on the body before the sun about 30 minutes and reapply every 2 hours. 

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Cold due to high temperature

It is said that children, the elderly, people with poor health are often at high risk of stroke due to cold. Medical experts from Skin Cancer Foundation said that the sun’s rays are usually strongest from 10 a.m to16 p.m. Therefore, travelers should limit outdoor activities in this time to avoid heat stroke. Besides, you also need to avoid drinking alcohol. Instead, drinking a plenty of water to stay body hydrated.

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Digestive disease

Digestive disease

Enjoying food and drink in a different country in the world always gives travelers interesting travel experience. However, a change in diet and the difference in each dish can also be a major reason of causing the digestive disease which visistors possibly encounter. As reported by the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), approximately 12 % of US travellers got food poisoning while traveling in the summer. The agency recommend that travelers should avoid drinking tap water on vacation in the developing countries, because they can be infected with parasites and bacteria which can cause a number of diseases, including cholera and typhoid fever. Instead, drinking bottled water which is produced at prestigious factories. Avoid eating fresh vegetables which has not been washed or washed with contaminated water.

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