Travel Health

Most of us will have experienced the joys of travelling – be it a holiday aboard or something closer to home. However it can take your body time to adjust to the emotional stresses of travelling and new destinations.

Below are some common travel complaints and ways to help tackle them to make your journey more pleasurable.

Travel sickness can happen during any form of travel but common examples include car or sea travel. You can even experience it when you aren’t moving at all, such as when taking part in virtual reality games! 

Whilst anyone can experience the symptoms of travel sickness, no one knows why some people are more sensitive than others. Symptoms include dizziness, feeling sick, vomiting, skin turning pale , a headache, cold sweat even drowsiness. Symptoms should get better when the motion stops but if you have any concerns about your symptoms or if symptoms persist or worsen, consult a doctor.

Nelsons® Travella®* provides soothing, non-drowsy relief for the symptoms of travel sickness. It is a combination of seven homeopathic remedies.

*Always read the label

Fear of flying is a common psychological problem. Around 10-40% of travellers are said to experience some kind of fear of flying¹. Good planning is helpful in reducing travel fears so allow plenty of time to get to the airport, and consider take calming music to listen to while you are waiting or something good to read. 

Source¹: Clinical and Health Psychology, Leiden University 

The world famous RESCUE Remedy®* provides relief in everyday stressful situations and can be used anytime, anywhere when it’s all getting too much. It is a combination of five Bach™ Original Flower Remedies specially blended to comfort and reassure.

When you feel fearful about something specific for example flying, Bach Original Flower Remedy Mimulus* can help you to overcome the fears that hold you back and encourage natural strength to approach things with confidence.

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If you are concerned about any of your symptoms or if symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and are taking any medicines either prescribed or bought yourself, consult your doctor before using any other medicine

Traveller’s diarrhoea is a common illness when visiting far flung places, especially tropical locations.

Prevention is best and water awareness key. As well as drinking bottled, filtered, boiled or chemically treated drinks from cans or intact sealed bottles, it is good practice in developing countries to use sealed bottled water for cleaning teeth and washing fruit. Wash salads with a good source of clean water and avoid salads when eating out in high-risk locations! Also avoid raw or undercooked shellfish or seafood and abide by the "cook it, boil it or peel it" rule. Avoid any food that has been re-heated, or left at room temperature, and even consider whether the ice in drinks at the bar is from a reputable source. Should you suffer traveller’s diarrhoea, try to get some rest and drink plenty of clear fluids. Do not become dehydrated. If you feel like eating, eat small, light meals, avoiding fatty, spicy or heavy foods, as well as avoiding alcohol. 

If you are concerned about any of your symptoms or if symtoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and are taking any medicines either prescribed or bought yourself, please consult a doctor before using any other medicine.