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Here are some health precautions and tips for you to follow while traveling to India.

Health Precautions for India

Here are some health precautions for India you should follow if traveling to this country:
  • Don't drink water from tap or roadside vends. Drink only boiled or bottled water. Also, buy water from respectable and decent looking outlets. Check the seal before buying the water to make sure that it is intact.
  • Never eat cut fruits sold by the roadside vendors. Always eat fruits you can peel. Wash the fruits properly with water well before eating them.
  • It is advisable to keep a mosquito repellent ointment with you always.
  • Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need. Especially medicines for upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc. Also, keep some band-aids, antiseptic ointments, etc with you.
  • Avoid fountain drinks and ice cubes.
  • Avoid eating food from the roadside vends. If, by chance, you are forced to eat from there, make sure that the food is well cooked and is served hot.
  • Try to avoid spicy dishes, especially in the initial stages of your travel.
  • Avoid eating salads, especially at small restaurants and small hotels.
  • If you are visiting India in summer time, drink lots of water, cover your head with scarves or caps or hats, wear sunglasses and use sunscreen lotion. Try to stay indoors in the afternoon.
  • If you fall very sick, it is better to visit a doctor. However, ask the hotel authorities or the people at whose house you are staying to refer a good doctor to you.

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