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It is very likely that your vacation time will bring some travel – and with all the germs flying around (sometimes literally) at this time of the year, chances are you will unfortunately get sick during your trip.
But do not freak out yet: Even if you want to become immune to the cold and flu, this is not Santa's wish, but there are many tricks you can pull up your sleeve to enjoy your sneak-on holiday reduce.
In addition to classics, such as washing hands, packing disinfectant and career careers, if you do not touch your face, the following trips do not hack to get sick is not only MD approved, but also used by them personally. (See also: Taking a vacation can last longer ̵
Hold your breath
Cold and flu viruses are transmitted through droplets like mucus from a polluted tissue or surface, or they can sneeze or cough. Even more itchy, these droplets can be up to six feet away. "If I go and have to pass someone who's just been sneezing or coughing, I'll hold my breath until I'm at least half a meter behind them," Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, director of the Los Angeles-based dermatologist and pediatrician. 19659005] Explode the Nasal Spray
"I inject both nostrils with xylitol nasal spray before and during the flight," says Dana Cohen, MD, New York integrative physician and author of Quench. "Bugs can not stick to xylitol, which can help prevent infections such as colds and other diseases in the air."
Vitamin D loaded
Another popular trick by Cohen is the assurance of vitamin D reserves in the body are well stocked, as it is a very important vitamin for immune function. (One study found that adults with lower levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to catch the flu compared to those whose vitamin D levels were higher.) The best dose is unclear. Depending on body weight, the Vitamin D Council recommends that adults take 5,000 to 10,000 IU daily. (Related: What is Emegen-C and does it actually work?)
Avoid the Mixed Nuts
Sure, leaving out bowls of nuts, mints, and other sweets for the guests is a thoughtful gesture, but other hands were there Diving into these bowls – and you do not know where they've been, says dr. med. Nieca Goldberg, Medical Director of Joan H. Table Center for Women's Health at Langone Medical Center NYU. Since not everyone washes their hands, the omission of free treats can also lead to your avoiding a viral infection.
Wear a Hoodie
There is no way to know how clean the backs of aircraft are and how face or mouth (eg, while napping) can lead to infection. Because of this, "I wear a hoodie to prevent my face from touching the seat when I sit back or lean on my side," says Dr. Goldberg.
Keep Lip Balm on Standby
In One Overcrowded airport, stuck in a plane or train, and exposed to dry forced heat that can severely dehydrate the body, says Dr. med Mia Finkelston, a board-certified family doctor who treats patients through LiveHealth Online, a telehealth app In addition to drinking water and increasing the intake of water-rich fruits and vegetables, Finkelston Lip Balm is an important crime partner in its travels. "Even the tiniest skin cracks can make troublesome germs easier to get into." The use of lip balm during your flight can for example, to help prevent dry, chapped lips and reduce the risk of infection (p iehe: 10 moisturizing lip products that go far beyond the base balm)
Remember your wrists
"Influenza keeps you on exposed skin for 15 minutes," says dr. med. Monte Jay Goldstein, medical director of the Ramapo Valley Surgical Center in New Jersey. "That does not seem like much time, but in those 15 minutes we can touch our face up to 65 times." His walking movement? It not only washes its hands, but also its wrists – they are often exposed to germs thanks to our preference for leaning on them. When you are all tidy up, turn off the tap with a different paper towel from the one you use to dry your hands , (Related: The best way to fight a cold)
Take a breather from the dairy
"Studies show that dairy foods can increase the thickness of mucous secretions in the nose, which can easily attract a virus or bacteria "says Jason M. Abramowitz, Ear, Nose and Throat doctor at ENT and Allergy Associates in New York. While phlegm can capture and remove a virus, it can sometimes cause the virus to lash into the nasal mucosa and eventually multiply, invade nearby cells (how rude!) And dominoes to a nasty cold. The fewer options viruses have in their nostrils and sneak past security measures, the better.
"A healthy traveling hacker, who is not well known, cleans his teeth after a journey," says Dr. Finkelston "I find that after a long (or even short) flight this can help clear the mouth of germs and fight lurking diseases." Likewise, it's always a good idea to take a shower after the trip – or at least , change into fresh clothes. (Associated: Humans depend on eucalyptus for this surprising reason in their showers)
This story was originally published at CookingLight.com by Krissy Brady.