Getting Sick Overseas: What You Can Do


Men’s Health gives us a writer’s personal perspective on what to do. This was drawn from personal experience so it’s got pretty useful and practice stuff going on.

It’s essential to be prepared when you get out of the country. Vaccinations against rabies, tetanus, and common colds are great preventive measures. Even bringing heaps of medicine for ailments like fever, flu, and diarrhea is important. Of course, multivitamins should be a priority as well.

However, you really can’t help it if something goes wrong. No matter what you do, there are just unforeseeable circumstances that happen, and you might say that your luck just ran out. But don’t fear this: we got just the right tips for the wanderer like you.

What to Do If You Get Sick Overseas

I had vaccinations against rabies, tetanus, and Japanese Encephalitis. I brought plastic bags full of medicine, which included two bottles of Advil, three bottles of Allegra, four 100-pill bottles of vitamins, some Dayquil and Nyquil, Pepto Bismol, and a little bit of Cipro. Read more…

Here are a few more tips from Go Overseas, a blog about living, learning, and traveling abroad. If you want a happier and a more enjoyable time on a different country, you’ve got to get a look at this one.

We can all agree that getting sick is the last thing on your mind if you’re out of the country. You’re all for exploring different cities and learning all about the culture. However, expect the worst thing that can happen to you while you’re out and about. Getting sick is by far the most excruciating thing and what’s even worse is that you’re in a far away place with no one to turn to.

It doesn’t have to be that way though, if you’re prepared enough and you know how to deal with the flu or any other unexpected sickness you encounter. These are additional ways that you can take note of so you can be ready anytime, anywhere.

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Diagnosing sickness should, of course, be left to medical professionals, but here are a few pieces of non-medical-professional advice to help you deal with any less-than-life-threatening problems that may come your way. Read more…

It can be such a mood killer if you’re sniffing and shivering in your hotel room while the rest of your comrades are out checking foreign delicacies and getting into exotic places. It’s unsettling to be sick abroad, according to New York Times.

That’s why, here are the things that you can do before you pack your bags and get on to your next flight out of the country.

Matthew Klapetzky is a registered nurse and the clinical director of Passport Health, the travel clinic at the University Of Rochester School Of Nursing. He shares his ideas on how we can combat sickness abroad. As we cope with our travel iteneraries, here are a few things to keep in mind:

First, he recommends a first-aid kit. Most minor health issues can be resolved using a good first-aid kit. This should include anti-diarrhea medication such as Imodium A-D or Pepto-Bismol. Diarrhea is the most common issue among travelers, so it wouldn’t hurt to pack some of these essential meds. More tips here:

What to Do If You Get Sick Abroad

Other musts in the kit: ibuprofen to reduce fevers, muscle inflammation and joint pain; bandages in assorted sizes along with an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin for cuts and wounds; oral rehydration supplements such as CeraLyte to replenish electrolytes lost through sweating and diarrhea; blister pads; and fiber supplements to ease constipation, also common during travel. Read more…

Are you ready for your next flight? Well, be sure take note of everything and put them on your checklist before you go. Enjoy your vacation!


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