The USA is an excellent holiday destination; you can experience the sun and sea in Hawaii, or you can explore snowy plains in Alaska. The giant country is diverse and beautiful, so there is definitely something for everyone there – but if you are thinking about visiting the USA, there are a few things you should do before and during your trip to stay healthy.
Here are seven tips to help you stay healthy during your trip to the USA.
Get Travel Insurance Beforehand
Before you travel, you should set up health insurance that will cover international treatment. This means that you can enjoy your trip without worrying about getting sick – and if you do get sick, you will get the treatment you need so that you will be healthy again in no time.
Make Sure Your Vaccinations Are Up To Date
You should also visit your doctor for a general check-up before you go. Make sure that your vaccinations are up to date, and ask your doctor if there are any specific vaccinations that you should get before going to the USA. You can also contact the Norwegian Institute of Public Health for vaccination advice.
You should also pack any daily medication you will need (such as insulin or allergy tablets), and you may also want to pack specific medication for the area you are visiting. Some states in America have mosquitos and other insects that can bite you, so you may want to pack insect repellent, and you may also want to pack anti-diarrheal medication and painkillers.
Avoid Drinking Too Much
You should avoid drinking too much alcohol. This is because excessive drinking will make you feel dehydrated and sick, and this can cause serious problems if you are in a very hot area. Sure, you may want to have one or two in the evening; after all, you are on holiday! However, you should try to keep drinking to a minimum if you really want to stay healthy during your trip. And if you do end up drinking too much, it could be worth booking an IV hydration drip from resetiv.com to replace electrolytes and reduce inflammation.
Protect Your Skin
You should also pack SPF to protect your skin from the sun. This may seem like it is only a problem if you are going somewhere really warm (such as Hawaii), but it is also possible to get sunburnt in cold states such as Alaska. So pack an SPF that suits your skin, and wear a hat during the day if you are in a state that is very hot.
You should also try to eat well during your trip. Lots of people mainly east cheap carbs, so they don’t spend too much on food, but it is important to eat nutrients and protein too. This makes it much easier for you to stay healthy during your trip, and it means you will have more energy to explore and have fun.
It is important to stay clean during your trip. Wash your hands regularly, clean under your nails and pack hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes.