Last Updated on August 8, 2020
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Traveling is one of the best experiences in the world, and that is why people are never tired of traveling and discovering new places, cultures, and people. However, the experience of doing air travel when you are sick can be quite negative and painful.
How to travel when you’re sick? This is what we are going to show you next when we tell you what to do when traveling with a cold, with children, or even when you are pregnant.
We also present to you the perspective of the airlines and some tips that you should follow when you start to feel sick. Everything is explained below! Will you join us?
1. Traveling With a Cold
Taking a trip with a cold is a very negative experience since it completely takes away the pleasure of traveling. Even if you think that a common cold will not have any impact on your mood, the truth is that the trip will be uncomfortable and painful.
When you board a plane, for example, the internal pressure that is felt inside the airplane cabin makes you automatically get headaches, dizziness, nausea, and plugged ears, among other symptoms.
In the case of having seasonal flu, these symptoms are greatly aggravated because the ear canals and the nasal passages will become even narrower, causing you to have panic attacks, anxiety, breathing problems, among other worrying signs.
2. How to Get Relief When Traveling Constipated
How to stay healthy while traveling by air? If you have a cold and have to embark on a plane trip, there are several travel hacks that you should take to get some relief. They are:
Take flu medications that fight nasal congestion, namely pressure on the sinuses to relieve headaches. And you must do it 30 minutes before you board the plane for the medicine to take effect when you are traveling.
Chew gum to equalize the pressure it makes inside the airplane cabin.
Drinking water to always stay hydrated throughout the flight. It is advisable to carry a reusable bottle of water; this way, you never have to get rid of it in the airport security check.