Has it ever happened to you that you are all pumped up for an exciting getaway trip, and then suddenly you feel a bit under the weather? Of course, if the situation is terrible, one should think about getting to the hospital as soon as possible. But if it's not severe, then take care of your body and might as well enjoy your trip.
First and foremost, you will have to take care of your body, sick or not. Especially when you are in a new environment, you should be more careful.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
– Pack wisely
While packing your stuff for the vacation, it is crucial to fill in a few of the essentials for precautions and prevention. Take plenty of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, as well as a first-aid kit for general emergencies. The first aid kit should also include the antihistamine, pain relievers, anti-diarrheal medication, Vitamin C supplements, sunscreen, and a list that provides all your medications and medical conditions (including allergies). Finally, don't forget to pack comfortable pair of walking shoes, and a warm jacket.
– Watch your intake
Although vacation provides a perfect excuse not to go by your regular diet, make sure to pick your meals wisely so that you can maintain a healthy diet on the road. Street food can be aromatic and mesmerizing but avoid eating foods from the street vendors instead; for breakfast try eating food rich in protein instead of calories. Because choosing your breakfast wrong might ruin your entire day. Make sure you always carry your water bottle, and while you refill your bottle, make sure the water is safe to drink. It is essential to stay hydrated, especially in the sweltering summer heat.
– Monitor your symptoms
Keeping track of your body temperature and making sure you are not developing a fever should be your priority while monitoring your symptoms. This process is an easy way to decide if you need to visit a doctor or not. Hopefully, it's just your body taking time to adjust to the new environment; in that case, your symptoms should drop, and you're good to continue with your vacation plans. However, if the symptoms worsen, you know it's time to find a doctor.
– Slow your pace
Make few adjustments to your itinerary so that you can take it easy until you're feeling better. Try to schedule less strenuous activities like guided bus tours where you can enjoy the sights without exerting yourself, try watching live shows, or simply relax by the pool. Avoid exercising activities like hiking, cycling, rock climbing, etc. In lieu, you can relax and enjoy the vacation just by connecting with people, culture, or simply with nature.
– Check-in with your insurance provider
If the symptoms do progress, then don't panic. Before getting a taxi to the nearest emergency room, you should try to relax and start a call to your insurance provider because a simple call to your insurance provider can save you a lot of money and stress. Travel insurance is a policy that covers both medical and financial emergencies. It covers medical expenses, dental treatment, transportation to the hospital, and a daily hospital allowance. So, if you make a call before going to the doctor, they will be able to tell you everything you need to know and make sure you're getting the medical attention you need.
– Find a doctor
On vacation, seeing the doctor is the last thing on the list, but some situations are unavoidable. If you tried the above suggestions and still the symptoms progresses, it's time to visit a doctor. Finding the best doctor for you will help you reduce your stress and save your time with your insurance provider. After dealing with your insurance provider and the best doctors in the network, choose the one you want to visit and head the way.