Posts for tag: Traveling

By Dr. Michelle Kim
July 15, 2015
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: hygiene   Traveling  

Summer means travel for many people in the United States. July especially is a month full of vacations and sun! Whether your plans call for a day trip to your lake house, a weekend the Dells or a fun Bahamas getaway, we want to make sure everyone takes care of themselves while they’re having summer fun.


Here are a few travel hygiene tips while you’re playing in the sun this July:

1.   Keep in mind that public places like airplanes and hotels may be quite germy!

Consider traveling with sanitizing wipes to clean off those plane seats. A disinfecting spray to use in your hotel shower and toilet can prevent the possible spread of fungi, bacteria and viruses.

2. Don’t go barefoot!

We've seen many cases of athlete's foot and plantar warts from patients walking barefoot so be sure to keep a pair of sandals handy to wear in all public places, including your hotel room and pool areas.

2.   Always keep hand sanitizer with you!

Shield yourself from germs while traveling by keeping a travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer with you. The best kind is an alcohol-based hand sanitizers in gel form like Purell. Also, it is extremely important to wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom.

4.  Ditch the flip-flops and sandals!

When you’re going on hikes or tours and choose gym shoes instead. Not only will this keep your feet from getting dirty, but you will be more comfortable and give your feet better support throughout the day whether you’re walking around sight-seeing, hiking, or shopping!