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Your holidays should be a chance to relax and unwind. However, unfamiliar weather, cuisine and even insects can cause health issues that can affect your trip. Avoid any health problems, or quickly treat any that crop up, by ensuring you have the correct medicine for the area you are visiting. Holidaymakers from Britain say the leading causes of illness and injury when on holiday are:

  • Sunburn
  • Heat stroke
  • Insect bites
  • Food poisoning
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • Falls
  • Ear or throat infections

Preparing before your holiday, and taking proper precautions during it, will help ensure you have a relaxing holiday.


Avoiding holiday sickness

Prevention is better than cure when it comes to holiday sickness. After all, even if treatment offers quick relief, it still means some holiday time is lost to illness. Many holidaymakers report ear or throat infections caused by the combination or altitude and air conditioning in the plane. To avoid this, use a nasal spray to keep the area lubricated. This cuts down the risk of infection.

Keep hydrated and use a cooling spray to remove the risk of sun stroke. Always make sure you wear a suitable sunscreen to avoid painful sunburn. Drink in moderation to avoid alcohol poisoning, as well as drastically cutting the risk of slips or sprains.

You should also stoke up on insect repellant. Most biting insects are active at dusk, so cover up as much as you can and use the repellant then. Mosquitoes are attracted to strong scents, so use unscented body wash on holiday.


Enjoy your holiday

The most important piece of advice we can give is to enjoy a stress free holiday. And that is exactly why Rightdose is here. Rightdose - your personalised pharmacy, delivered.

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