7 Common Traveler Health Issues and How to Treat Them

Traveling is often accompanied by health issues.

Imagine how frustrating it would be to spend half the vacation on your bed.

I suppose, very much.

But most of the health issues are minor and can be easily dealt with.

Now, in this post, I am going to tell you about some of the most common health problems you could face as a traveler and what are their natural remedies.

Motion Sickness

7 Common Traveler Health Issues and How to Treat Them Naturally

One of the most common problems traveler report is motion sickness.

You could fall victim to this disease while you’re traveling by bus or boat.

Although motion sickness won’t put you on the bed but can make your journey extremely uncomfortable.

However, ginger can be of immense help during such situations.

You can pack ginger candies or ginger honey-tonic with you to the trip to counteract nausea.

Ginger contains gingerols, an antioxidant substance, which is reported to be a potent medicine for both car sickness and sea sickness.

Keep in mind that you should never embark on a journey with an empty stomach. It can exacerbate the matter further and could cause the motion sickness to get worse.

However, that doesn’t mean that you should overeat. Eat moderately and drink plenty of water.


7 Common Traveler Health Issues and How to Treat Them Naturally

Constipation is a pain in the ass. Both literally and figuratively.

Now, you don’t want to be running back and forth to doctors during your vacation.

Instead, you need something effective and readily available. And natural remedies fit that bill perfectly.

So, what can you do?

Drink more water. I know it’s the most obvious one. But it’s also the most effective one.

Water expedites digestion helps to process nutrients and makes the waste move along smoothly.

Olive oil can also work wonders for the digestive system.

It is filled with nutrients and lubricates the bowels to facilitate expulsion of faces.

In addition, you should exercise regularly. Go for a walk after eating your dinner.

Pelvic exercise can be extremely helpful as they have been known to be very effective in cases of occasional constipation.


7 Common Traveler Health Issues and How to Treat Them Naturally

Beach hopping is fun, while sunburn is not. Sunburn hurts.

And what’s worse is that can lead to more skin problems such as itching, peeled skin, and dryness.

Moreover, it can have long-term health consequence and cause skin cancer, although the chances are very low.

Enough talk of horrible consequences, now let’s talk about treatment.

Use lotion that contains Aloe Vera, as it helps to moisturize the sunburnt area. Some of them may contain an anaesthetic called lidocaine which works to relieve the sunburn pain.

You can also use coconut oil to moisturize your sunburnt area. It can be particularly helpful in cool areas with dry air.

Food Poisoning

7 Common Traveler Health Issues and How to Treat Them Naturally

Street foods are delicious.

But sometimes they can be a little bit dangerous.

After all, street food stalls are not famous for making hygiene food.

Nonetheless, food poisoning cases are very common for Traveler.

In this case, apple cider vinegar can become your saviour. It has an alkaline effect and is able to alleviate food poisoning signs.

It kills the bacteria and relieves you of your pain instantly. Just drink two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and you will be fine in no time.

Another viable alternative is lemon. It contains acid which kills bacteria that cause the stomach problem. Hence, drink two or three glasses of lemon juice to alleviate the pain.

Joint Aches

7 Common Traveler Health Issues and How to Treat Them Naturally

You might be as fit as a fiddle and still get joint pain and sore muscles.

Joint aches are mainly caused by restricted movement. Sitting on a bus for 8 hours can lead to severe bone and joint pain.

But there’s no need to rush to take aspirin. Yes, aspirin is helpful, but there are better, natural and healthier alternatives available.

For example, you can take curcumin with turmeric in order to prevent inflammation and reduce joint pain.

This method has been proved to be successful in alleviating muscle pains and giving your body relief.

Some travellers have reported that it helped them to deal with the stress of traveling to remote places.

An ice pack can do you a world of good as it stops inflammation and alleviates joint pain when pressed against the joints and sore areas.

Even showers with hot water can be of great help as it reduces stiffness in the joints.

Moreover, you should wear work boots to prevent your legs from going sore.


Traveler often suffer from dehydration, especially if they are visiting a tropical area.

Most of the travellers come from European countries and aren’t accustomed to so much heat.

In this situation, not drinking enough water can easily cause dehydration.

Hence, bottled water should be carried all the time. It will protect you from both dehydration and stomach problems.

Coconut water can also come in handy as it tastes delicious, helps to quench your thirst and provides electrolytes.

Packaged coconut water can be found in local stores and even roadside stalls. And what’s more, they come very at a cheap price.


7 Common Traveler Health Issues and How to Treat Them Naturally

Insomnia can occur when one is forced to sleep in an unfamiliar condition.

Hence, it’s normal for Traveler to experience sleepless nights.

But it is neither enjoyable nor healthy.

A lack of sleep can make you feel tired during the day and ruin all your plans.

But that doesn’t have to be the case.

Essential oils can put an end to your sleepless night and make your relationship with bed stronger.

It emits a relaxing scent and intensifies your sleep.

You can add it to the air diffuser to put you in a deep slumber.


The sole purpose of traveling is to enjoy ourselves. But health problems can sometimes make that impossible.

Nonetheless, no problem is without a solution.

Each of the above-mentioned health issues can be dealt effectively with natural remedies.

Hence, if you ever face health issues during traveling (I hope not), then turn to the natural remedies first.

Let us know if further help is needed, we’re always happy to answer your questions.

About The Author

Robert Hallman is a passionate cyclist, author, and blogger. He is very passionate about writing on different types of women’s bikes, accessories, health, fitness, and more. He regularly writes on sportsly.net

Also, read After Hike Recovery: 10 Essential Tips on How to Ease the Agony.

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