Hygiene on the go

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Petr Liška
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Hygiene on the go
Inserted: 01.11.2018
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Nowadays, when you can be on the other side of the planet in a few hours and travel is so easy thanks to modern technology, most travelers don't even realize that infectious diseases are still the most common cause of death in many of these exotic countries. So let's take a look at how to use good hygiene habits to reduce these serious risks as much as possible and not spoil your unnecessarily dreamy journey.

Hygiene on the go

The first basic rule of the traveler is not to forget the recommended vaccinations for the given locality. Also, don't forget to bring a properly equipped travel first aid kit. It is very important, if not essential, to follow hygienic habits on the road, ideally even stricter than at home, because in the tropics, viruses, bacteria and parasites are waiting for you almost everywhere.

Hygiene on the go
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Hand washing

Hygienic base

Washing your hands is perhaps the most basic hygiene skill that parents have instilled in you since childhood. Washing your hands before eating, after using the toilet or coming home from outside is the biggest foundation. However, on the road, especially in third world countries, it may not be as easy as at home. The question is whether you can easily get clean warm water or soap here. For this reason, it is ideal to always have a disinfectant gel on your hands with you, which solves this problem very elegantly on your travels for you.

Hand disinfectant gel - 3M Nexcare

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The perfect thing for travel and an indispensable part of a travel first aid kit is a hand sanitizer. A very high quality product in this category is „3M NexcareTM“: [https://www.3mcesko.cz/…ucts-3M/Spot % C5% 99ebitel / Osobn% C3% AD-zdravotn% C3% AD-p% C3% A9% C4% 8De / M% C3% BDdlo /? N = 5002385 + 8709316 + 8710669 + 8711017 + 8711124 & rt = r3 #], which is supplied for travelers even in a very practical 25ml package, so it practically does not burden you with a backpack at all, especially in the ratio of what it can and offers – ** Extremely strong effect **: it takes up practically anything. Destroys 99.9 percent of all viruses and bacteria – ** Fast effect **: you don't have to wait long for anything, you apply and in half a minute you have completely disinfected hands – ** No rinsing **: another advantage is that you don't have to get away from your hands afterwards rinse – does not leave a sticky feeling (you cannot be infected again with contaminated water) – ** A useful helper not only on the road **: in addition, you will not only use this gel on the road, it is of course also great at home. In our conditions, it can be, for example, the prevention of influenza, jaundice and other diseases. for home use, a large 500 ml package is more practical

Personal hygiene - Showering

In the vast majority of countries in the developing world, tap water is not only non-potable for us, often even harmful to health. Most travelers know this and buy only bottled water for drinking or boil, filter or otherwise chemically treat water. However, he often forgets about this when showering, when it is very easy to inadvertently hang in or inhale.

Oral hygiene - Teeth cleaning

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It is ideal not to wash your tap water or teeth and to perform oral hygiene only with bottled water for greater safety. You never know if you don't have a bloody wound in your mouth or if you accidentally swallow water.

Toilets

Outside Europe, or the „Western world“, you will often come across only the so-called „Turkish toilets“, where instead of a toilet bowl there are only two feet and an opening in the middle. In addition, toilet paper is not used here, but there is only a container with water or a rinsing hose. If you do not want to use them as a local, you must bring your own toilet paper or wet wipes. In some countries, open urinals are available for men, where no one cares about cleaning. In any case, you will hardly find much hygiene anywhere – travel stories with toilets in the third world are often legendary, so disinfectant gel is very useful here as well.

Toilets
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Relax on the sea beach

Are you attracted to lying right on the beautiful sand on an exotic beach or to bury yourself straight into the sand? You should rather forget about it and use at least a towel or even better, a lounger. Unpleasant parasites are often hidden on tropical beaches – both larvae, which will eagerly eat into your skin, and even sand fleas. For this reason, it is also ideal to wear beach shoes

Swimming in fresh water

Never bathe in stagnant waters in tropical regions. This is an absolute incubator of all possible parasites and leeches. Do not bathe in running water near cities or farms, such water is very often contaminated

Fruits and vegetables

Ideal is the fruit that you can peel (bananas, citrus, etc.). Be sure to wash the others with clean water. The fruit that is often infected is watermelon – germs get into it directly from the fertilizer.

Fruits and vegetables
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Animals

Try to avoid wild dogs and cats, not only will they probably be full of parasites, but they run the risk of being bitten or scratched with a high risk of rabies. When petting an animal – such as a local pet at a hotel – don't forget to wash your hands or, even better, disinfect with gel.

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