7 Tips to Stay Healthy When Traveling

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Whether it's a romantic getaway to the Greek Isles, or a family adventure to Peru, here’s Dr. Manny’s tips on how to stay healthy when traveling abroad.

• Use an insect repellant with more than 30 percent DEET to protect yourself against bug bites and decrease your risk of getting a mosquito-borne disease.

• Wear long sleeves and pants when you are outside at night

• If there's a risk of malaria where you are headed, start taking prescribed malaria medication before you leave, during your trip and four weeks after you return home

• Watch what you eat – avoid eating food from street vendors, unpasteurized dairy products and raw seafood. Always peel your own fruit.

• Drink bottled water, especially in foreign countries. Keep a bottle of water near your bathroom sink to use for brushing teeth.

• Don’t use ice in your drinks.

• Avoid freshwater swimming, although it may be tempting, it can carry diseases. Stick to chlorinated pools.