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If you are lucky enough to be given the chance to travel abroad for your studies, you do not want to miss out on this unique cultural experience because you have fallen ill. Here are a few precautions and 3 crucial tips are mentioned below.

Gear Up for the Travel

It is important to know about the destination that you are visiting and all potential health risks that come with this area. Consider making an appointment with a family doctor to get all the necessary travel shots, preferably 4-6 weeks before departing. The doctor will scan and review your medical history, to be sure that you have received all medicines and vaccinations that you need. Make sure you are up to date with your routine vaccinations like influenza, polio, measles etc. In the case that your study program abroad is for several months, be sure to consult your different physicians before leaving, such as dentist. Often medical and health care can be not only different, but expensive, in other countries.

Precautions to Take

Make sure you wash your hands with clean water and soap or use a good alcohol-based sanitizer before you eat, after you use restroom and after you sneeze or cough. In developing countries, it is important that you are careful with water and food. Eat food that is completely cooked and served hot; consume veggies or fruits that you can wash and peel on your own. Drink water that is bottled and sealed or water that is boiled. Make sure to avoid ice. Often the water used to make the ice can be contaminated. In subtropical and tropical countries, most diseases spread through insects and that is why you must use a good insect repellent and keep yourself covered to avoid bug bites. You can also consider getting help from good medical journals and healthcare websites, such as Clinique Diamant vaccination voyage, that give out aid and advice to frequent travelers.

Know What to Do Once You are Back

Once you are back from your abroad trip, it is crucial that you seek medical attention right away if you are suffering from any sort of health problems like rash, fever, difficulty breathing, coughing or any other symptom that is unusual. If you had been to a place where malaria was a risk and if you feel feverish or have flu-like symptoms, consult a doctor immediately.

These are the 3 precautions that every person who has travelled abroad or is about to must follow. This will allow you to avoid all health risks and major diseases so that you can have a healthy and a good experience abroad.

About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.