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Getting sick is the worst thing that could happen to anyone. Although sickness is a way, our body tells us that we have been careless around and that is a warning sign for the future. Anyway, sickness is sickness and before taking precaution for the future, all we need is to deal with it in the present. Handling sickness is a very situational thing, at home, it is much easier to combat it as everything is within our reach, like a doctor, pharmacy and in the worst case, a hospital.

Sickness While Camping

But what if you are out there on a camping trip and you fall sick? It is an altogether different ball game, despite the severity level (if it is low) of the sickness.

Here are a few tips to counter sickness while you are on a camping trip:

Carrying Electrolyte

If you have ever got severe dehydration at some point, you know what an electrolyte is. And if not here what it is- An electrolyte is a substance that produces an electrically conducting solution when dissolved in water. In other words, it carries some important salts that are helpful in re-hydrating your body.

Pills

Your first aid box would have antiseptic creams, lotions, bandages etc. to handle external injuries, but it is yet not fully loaded. The chances of diarrhea and nausea increases on a camping trip as chances of food and water contamination goes up. Keep anti-nausea, anti-diarrhea, anti-vomiting pills along to combat such a situation.

Stay Warm

Even if you are not camping in winters, carrying all that stuff which keeps you warm is not at all a bad idea. In a condition, if you catch a fever you need to stay warm. Spare a blanket or a cosy sleeping bag that keeps you warm inside.

Drinkable Water

Water is the base of every disease as it is very easily contaminable. Carry as much drinking water as you can and in case you can’t go beyond a point, make sure to buy water while on the way to the camping site. Do not experiment with any water available on a camping site like a pond or a waterfall.

Contact Details

In case you are not in a large group or you are relatively in a secluded region you do not have to worry about the surroundings. Get the contact details of local police or park rangers, it can be very useful in case of a medical emergency.

Next time you plan a camping trip, just remember prevention is better than cure.

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