Here’s Our Winter Family Travel Health Tips.
Drink plenty of fluids, ideally water, to clean out the system.
Things to be mindful of: Avoid tap and/or water with ice. Ice are usually frozen from tap water, and usually tap water aboard is not drinkable water.
2. Eat healthily
Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, lots of leafy green and fermented food such as; pickles, barley, rice or soybeans, miso, and yogurt.
Things to be mindful of: Uncooked meat and eggs, especially from street food. Some street-food can be contaminated and thats when you’ll get food poisoning. We can eat street-food but make sure its cooked.
3. Health insurance
Be sure to go to the clinic 6 – 8 weeks before travel so that all our family member have time to get any vaccinations you may need. NEVER Travel without a Travel Health Insurance for your holiday claims!
4. Vaccinations and infectious diseases
Depending on where we are going, we talk to out doctor about this as there may be just more than one shots that everyone gets routinely. Here’s a website that you can check on:
Things to be mindful of: If one of the kids get sick (god-forbid) with a fever a fews days or even weeks after our vacation, we always let our doctor know about the trip we made – as this may be the caused for the illness.
5. Fresh air
If the kids are poorly (god-forbid again), we wrap up warm, but still go outdoor for some fresh air and some short or long walks for the exercise.
Things to be mindful of: Pack properly and dressed for the cold. Beware of the signs of common cold weather injuries such as frostbite, hypothermia, dehydration, and snow blindness – and how to avoid them. And staying safe while having fun doing your winter activities in the slopes and on ice.
6. Reduce the chance of catching bacterials:
- Hand washing – always wash before meal times, as germs can be pick up from multitude of surfaces that we touch throughout the day.
- Tissues – have tissues in a pocket for nose-blowing. Bin it after used and wash hands.
- Cough and sneeze with mouth covered with hands, and wash hands afterwards.
7. Good night sleep
Consider ventilation, to provide an aired room.
If one of us has a cold, we use vapour rub. Rub small amount to their chest and back which will help them breathe little easier, especially at night. The ointment will helps relieve nasal congestion, catarrh, sore throat and coughs due to colds. Also rub a small amount on the soles of their feet and cover them with socks will give the trick to help them get a good nights sleep. The rub are usually for children aged 2 years+. Always read the label.
Things to be mindful of: Watch the temperature in the room – too much heat will be too stuffy to breath.
Wherever we go and whatever we do, a vacation is a special time when my family and I can enjoy each other’s company.
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