Getting sick when on vacation can be one of the worst things to happen, You could be in around family or in an uncomfortable place where the speak a different language. That's why it's important to take care of yourself even before you get sick. Prevention is key here so be prepared and read the following tips from Zoc Doc
#1 Pack Vinegar Vacationing in a mosquito-heavy locale? Some folks believe that drinking small doses of cider vinegar wards off mosquitoes (apparently they’re repelled by the odor it produces in the body). Want to give it a shot (get it? A shot!)? Trying it can’t hurt–drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day starting a few days before you leave. Don’t love the idea of downing the stuff? Another version of the trick is simply rubbing white vinegar on your skin using a cotton ball (just beware of open cuts!).
#2 Put The “Vent” In Prevention Contrary to popular belief, the filters on most plane air circulation systems get rid of 99.97% of germs. So why do people catch illnesses on board? It’s probably all the sneezing and coughing passengers—especially in the seats two rows around you—who are sending contagions in your direction. To blow those jet-setting germs away, it might help to position your personal air vent so it shoots a stream of air just past the front of your face.
#3 Save The Sandals We know, you’re really excited about your vacay and want to get into the spirit by wearing beachy flip-flops on the plane. Well, try to resist the urge. Standing barefoot—even for just a minute—during the airport security process is a great way to contract athlete’s foot or some other nasty fungal souvenir that’s been left behind by the millions of travelers that came before you.
#4 Consult a Travel Medicine Specialist Relatively new to the medical world, these travel-savvy doctors are by far your best bet to enjoying an illness-free vacation. Not only will they get you up to date on your vaccines, but they’ll also take your medical history into account when preparing you for potential health risks. These specialized docs can also weigh risks for older travelers and help them take on more ambitious itineraries than they may have thought possible.