BayCareAnywhere® Virtual Health Care - 5 Tips for Holiday Travel

using a mobile phone in an airportWith the Holiday season in full swing, many people are travelling across the country to spend time with family and friends. As you know, germs spread easily this time of year especially in airplanes and on buses. Read on for five tips for staying healthy while travelling and to learn how BayCareAnywhere® can help if you start feeling sick.

1. Rest Up
The key to not getting sick is staying healthy and getting rest. Getting enough sleep, 7 to 9 hours for adults and up to 11 for kids and teens, gives your body the energy it needs to fend off germs.

2. Stay Hydrated
When you’re running through the airport to catch your flight, drinking water is probably the last thing on your mind. However, staying hydrated is critical to staying healthy – especially when travelling. Feeling lightheaded with a headache or dry mouth? These could be symptoms of dehydration, which a doctor on BayCareAnywhere can diagnose and treat while you’re on the go.

3. Pack Smart
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, bandages for small cuts or blisters, and nasal spray are useful things to keep in your carry on. Shared spaces are often teeming with bacteria, which can make us sick or infect any cut or scratch. Using hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes can help to clear bacteria from public spaces, like airplane tray tables or armrests.

4. Germ Etiquette
Tiny virus-filled droplets can travel up to six feet when exhaled by a flu-infected person. When in crowded areas like the airport or subway, try to stay at least six feet from people who are coughing or sneezing. If you start to feel a stuffy nose yourself, log on to BayCareAnywhere from your tablet or smartphone to get quick advice.

5. Eat Healthy
It’s no secret that airports have plenty of snacks, but are they nutritious? Not usually. Maintaining a healthy diet, especially as we travel, is a great way to avoid getting sick. Fruits and veggies are packed with nutrients that help us fight viruses and give us energy. If you find yourself nauseous after your flight, a doctor on BayCareAnywhere can help you determine what to do.

This holiday season, BayCareAnywhere is always available to treat you on the go. Make the most of your time with loved ones and get quick, reliable advice when you need it.