Holiday & Travel

When you’ve planned the holiday of a lifetime, the last thing you want is to be sick during your travels! Travellers diarrhoea and sunstroke are just a few of the unpleasant ailments that can affect you when you’re travelling, so why not be prepared for them? These guides cover a range of topics that can help you to stay healthy when you’re going off on holiday, including how to choose the best sunscreen for you and whether you can take your medication in your hand luggage when you’re flying. If you’re preparing for a holiday and want to put your health first, this is a great place to start.

Holiday & Travel Advice & Guides

8 natural insect repellents to try this summer

8 natural insect repellents to try this summer

Are you sick of irritating and itchy bites from insects? This summer, it’s time we introduced you to a natural insect repellent.  If you are travelling to an area with mosquitos that carry diseases such as malaria, then it is always best to use a DEET repellent. If you are going to be somewhere where mosquitos are a mild nuisance...
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19 surprisingly effective home remedies for insect bites & stings

19 surprisingly effective home remedies for insect bites & stings

Whether you've encountered an itchy mosquito bite, an irritating bee sting or any other unwelcome encounter with pesky insects, this guide is here to provide you with 19 effective home remedies to alleviate the discomfort. From simple ingredients found in your kitchen and garden to soothing herbal oils, these remedies are designed to provide relief from itching, reduce inflammation and...
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Different bites & stings types & symptoms

Different bites & stings types & symptoms

Are you left with irritating insect bite marks but don’t know what creature has caused them?  There are many types of insect bites and luckily, most of them are harmless! It is a good idea to discover what has bit you as there are many different types of bug bites. Insect bite identification helps you learn if you can treat...
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Insect Bites and Stings - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Insect Bites and Stings - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Insect bites and stings are usually not serious and get better within a few hours or days.  When an insect bites, it will release saliva that can cause the skin around your bite to become red, swollen and itchy.  Insect bite symptoms are usually minor, however, some insect bites can become infected or cause an allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).  If you...
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How to prevent lyme disease

How to prevent lyme disease

Despite the name, lyme disease doesn’t have anything to do with the tart green citrus fruit – no, it's a bacterial infection that’s spread by ticks. Not every tick carries the disease, but there are certain areas where you’re more likely to encounter an infected tick. During the spring and summer months, you’ll probably be spending more time outdoors, perhaps...
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Malaria - Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Malaria - Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Malaria is a disease caused by tiny parasites called Plasmodium that are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It’s a major global health concern, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. When an infected mosquito bites a person, it injects the malaria parasites into their bloodstream. These parasites then travel to the liver, where they...
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