After hearing that doctors have classified a new type of headache they have called aeroplane headache, Cheapflights.com decided to provide tips to help travellers stay healthy while travelling and, while it is difficult to avoid that aeroplane headache, there are other travel ailments that travellers can take steps to avoid or minimize. Perhaps the most common of these is the sunburn, which is something every traveller can avoid by using borad spectrum, waterproof sun block of at least 15 and applying it regularly and limiting sun exposure between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Probably the second most common ailment is an upset stomach, which can be avoided by using proper hygiene, drinking only bottled water, and avoiding fresh cut fruit and salads. Malaria is also a concern in some areas. Travellers should check to see if their destination is high-risk and have their doctor prescribe anti-malaria medication if it is. Wearing mosquito repellant and long sleeves and pants is also wise. Cheapflights.com also talks about STIs and sleeping issues.
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