Things to Keep in Mind Before Traveling for Dashain

Posted on : September 23, 2022 by Clinic One Team on Travel Safety

As the two most significant festivals approach, people are excited to go back to their homes.

The excitement of these individuals is unmatched. Throughout this journey, they are excited about getting closer to their family and friends.

While some enjoy these long holidays traveling to unexplored destinations.

Although traveling is exciting and fun, it can be equally treacherous and hazardous. Therefore, it is always favorable if you take travel safety majors before traveling.

These are some travel safety tips you should know before setting your journey for Dashain-Tihar.

1. Schedule a Doctor’s Consultation Prior to Your Trip

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Give your doctor all the information they require to provide you with the best travel health advice.

Tell them where you’re going, for how long, what you’ll be doing, and your medical history, including whether you’ve recently undergone surgery, suffered a heart attack or stroke, have a history of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or pulmonary embolism (PE), or if you have a chronic illness, a disability, or a weakened immune system.

It’s Dashain-Tihar, but your health always comes first.

It is better that you get everything checked before you start the festive season. This will also ensure that you can enjoy yourself without worrying. 

2. Carry a First Aid Kit

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It can be difficult to find medical treatment while traveling in some places, so it’s best to pack the right first aid supplies.

You may self-manage simple medical issues and prevent buying potentially harmful prescriptions with a good first aid pack.

It is important to carry adequate regularly consumed medication along with general medications for travel sickness, headache, and painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin, etc.

The first aid kit must also contain prerequisite basics such as cotton swabs, gauze, adhesive first aid tapes, elasticated bandage wrap for sprains and strains, a thermometer, pair of scissors and tweezers, etc.

3. Wash Your Hands and Sanitize Constantly

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It’s important to constantly wash your hands and sanitize while traveling via public transportation.

Since COVID-19 has not been fully terminated yet, there still lies a risk to contract the virus. Although you have had all your vaccines, you must be careful.

If you’re traveling and there isn’t soap or water available, think about using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as its base. When using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, make sure to do so on the palm of your hand before rubbing it all over your hands and fingers until it dries.

The few seconds you spend washing your hands and sanitizing them could greatly improve your trip or prevent you from needing to visit the doctor!

4. Prevent bug and animal bites

Nepal is facing a dengue outbreak at the moment.

Travelers should be cautious about bug bites during traveling more than any other time. Since, people are unsure about how sanitary and well prevented the area is, one must always take preventive measures first.

You must carry insect repellents, try wearing long-sleeved clothes, and if possible try sleeping under mosquito nets.

You should also avoid petting dogs and cats along the roadside. These animals may not have been vaccinated which increases the chances of transmitting rabies and tetanus through their bite.

5. Get enough exercise

Travels can be lengthy. This requires you to sit in one place motionless for a long duration.

Long hours of sitting in one place have been associated with several health issues, according to research. Therefore, you must walk around and move a lot whenever it is possible.

Making your health the first priority is a must. Adopting these travel safety tips will ensure that your journey will be pleasant while you travel back home for Dashain-Tihar.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

Clinic One

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