How to Keep Flu Free on Your Summer Vacation
The summer is one of the best times for travel. But if you are looking to get away from it all, there’s one thing you may not be able to escape— the dreaded flu. The stress of traveling, changes in exercise and sleep routines, and limited food choices when on the go can take a real toll on your health. And travelling can put you in more public spaces thus increasing your contact with germs.
Since flu is often transmitted hand-to-hand, you should take care to wash your hands often and avoid rubbing your eyes or nose. Carry hand sanitizer if you can’t get to a bathroom. You should also avoid putting your face directly on airline-supplied pillows or blankets that haven’t been cleaned. Another general rule for air passengers is to drink at least 4-8 ounces of water for every hour of flight time, which keeps the body hydrated and lessens the chance of catching a virus. Avoid alcohol and caffeine which can dehydrate you.
For those unfortunate enough to get sick when travelling, there’s Oscillococcinum. This homeopathic medicine works best when taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms such as body aches, headache, fever, chills and fatigue.* Oscillococcinum is also easy to take. No water is necessary as the sweet-tasting pellets simply melt under the tongue. The TSA friendly individual doses are compact and can be tucked away in overnight bags and backpacks.
If you are taking to the roads, rails and skies this summer, be sure to click here for some more handy tips that will keep you and your family in good health.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.