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Health during tours

International travellers are subjected to various form of stress that may reduce their resistance to disease: disruption of eating habits, changes in climate and time zone etc

Health during tours

If you have any medical problems, you have to discuss with your family doctor before travel.

Medications that need to be taken regularly should be carried as hand baggage.

Make a record of the medicines you are using.

Check with your doctor or the Port Health Office for the types of vaccines required. These may include vaccination against hepatitis A and B, yellow fever (required under the International Health Regulations if you visit certain countries in Africa and South America), typhoid fever, etc.

Exposure to extreme high temperature or low temperature may cause illnesses.

In high temperature and humid environment, excessive exercise can lead to loss of body fluid and salt, causing the person to become exhausted. Travellers should prepare enough drinking water for replenishment, in order to avoid heat-stroke.

Senior citizens perspire less,who when in hotweather are more susceptible to suffer from heat-stroke. They should avoid sun exposure at noon, remain in shady and cool place (may wear wide-brimmed hats), and take more rest. Children and overweight people may develophot rash easily. Fungal skin infections such as tinea tend to get worse in hot and humid environment. Shower every day, put on loose cotton cloths and apply talcum powder will help alleviate the condition.

Put on enough winter clothes (avoid excessively tight-fitting clothing).

Cover the head, neck and four limbs.

Remove wet clothes as soon as possible

Try to do not smoke and drink.

Do not touch metals with bare hands.

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