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Vacation on holidays? Health and prevention never rest.

9 January 2021


Key points:

  • Statistics reveal that accidents in children increase by 20% during the holiday season.
  • If you are going on a trip, remember to consider all the sanitary measures and COVID-19 status of the state you are going to visit.
  • Even if it is vacation, be physically active, eat healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and good fats daily, drink enough water, and try to sleep at least 8 hours.

The holiday season is coming and now more than ever we must protect ourselves against infections, viruses, and accidents.

Christmas holidays have some risk factors such as:

  • Burns.
  • Drownings.
  • Abrasions.
  • Blows to the head.
  • Fractures.
  • Food poisoning.

Statistics reveal that during the holiday season accidents in children increase by 20%, so we share some basic tips to cope with the festivities with caution.

If you are going on a trip, you must consider the sanitary measures and the COVID-19 status of the place you are visiting. Remember that by staying home you will be protecting your whole family.

When leaving the city or the country:

Make sure you bring the necessary medications and supplies, in case a family member suffers from any illness.

We also recommend preparing a first aid kit with band-aids, gauze, alcohol, anti-fungal cream, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and earplugs.

Since the leading cause of death in children between the ages of 1 and 4 is drowning by immersion, you must make sure that you do not lose sight of the children at any time, as well as having lifeguards ready to enter the pool.

If you vacation at home…

During the holiday season, it is advisable to encourage children to perform physical and recreational activities, in addition to continuing with healthy eating and resting habits that allow their development and avoid any imbalance.

Remember that we are in influenza season and it is extremely important that the family gets vaccinated to avoid contagion.

Watch your weight!

We know that the temptation is great, we all love to enjoy the typical dishes of the season, however, it is important to avoid food and alcohol excess.

Integrate physical activities into your routine even on vacation; eat healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and good fats in the daily menu, drink at least 2 liters of water, and get enough rest.

Continue to respect hygiene measures

Handwashing is an effective way to prevent the spread of many illnesses and preserve the well-being of children and adults, especially in winter. Research shows that regular handwashing can help prevent respiratory illnesses like colds, flu, and COVID-19.

At the ABC Medical Center traveler clinic we can give you specialized attention, contact us!


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