The risks brought by traveling to foreign countries
A trip in a foreign country can bring a lot of risks for your health. But by knowing these risks you can avoid such displeasures. Absolutely, it depends also on the place you go.
Digestive illnesses, malaria, A or B hepatitis – all these can be avoided: drink only bottled water, don’t eat raw or fish, wash carefully the fruits and vegetables, eat from safe places or buy products from big shops.
Often wash your hands with soap or use disinfecting substances. Wear long sleeves shirts or trousers in order to avoid pricks from mosquitoes or other insects. Take good care of every injury or prick and cover it with plasters. If you follow these rules you will surely avoid any risk of having A hepatitis.
Take into considerations other possible dangers such as identification papers stealing or extreme natural phenomena. In these cases it is very adequate to know the number and address of your country embassy. In case of need, you can call the embassy to ask for help.
If you need medical services, try to go to a qualified ones and don’t try to treat them by yourself.
If you go to exotic places, be very careful when exposing yourself to the sun. Some of the measures which must be taken in this case are: use protection substances and put something on your head so that you are not touched of sunstroke, avoid changing low temperatures with high ones.
A detailed documentation on the places you want to travel are one of the first steps you have to take when preparing for a trip. Take with you some medicines and go to a medical control before traveling.
Think about a series of alternative solutions in case you get lost from the group or you lose the plane.
Avoid conflict areas or places where terrorist attacks are possible. In these kinds of places it is recommended to go accompanied by a specialized guiding person.
Follow these pieces of advice and you will surely have a nice trip.