Have you ever come back from a trip feeling under the weather? I’ve never been sick on a trip, but somewhere among the long haul flights, jet lag, and dehydration on the plane (Note: Drink More Water, Less Alcohol) – my immune system is weaker when I return.
Dr. Maria Mantione, Associate Clinical Professor at St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Services, has a list 5 essential items you will need to prevent getting sick in order to guarantee you can enjoy your trip.
5 ITEMS TO PACK TO STOP GETTING SICK
1. Stay Super Healthy with Super Foods – Eating and drinking high vitamin/super food and beverages is a great addition to boosting one’s immune system. Apples, bananas, coconut water and trail mix are a just a few examples of foods that will have you feeling your best while traveling.
2. Sanitizer Comes in Handy – Germs are everywhere but you can stop them in their tracks by washing your hands and sanitizing. With hand sanitizer, you’ll feel a lot better about the coughing and sneezing passengers on the plane.
3.Eliminate the Clothing Conflict– Weather can unpredictable. With the temperatures on the plane, at the hotel and outdoors, you may be confused with what to wear. Bring clothes that you can layer in case of extreme temperatures.
4. Bring Backup – Sickness has a funny way of creeping up at the most inopportune moments and put a damper your vacation. So be sure to pack the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for sore throat and mouth pain, Chloraseptic®. Their throat spray and lozenges can help fight off sickness whether you prefer a quick spritz or a long-lasting lozenge with a soothing liquid center
5. Build Your Own First Aid Kit – Be prepared with travel or smaller sized products in your luggage. This can really get you out of some nasty situations and save you from some inconvenient side trips to a doctor.
Stay healthy and keep traveling!