Summary: When you travel to a tropical region, the climate can be very harsh and extreme which may make you fall sick easily. Hence, some precautions need to be taken before going to a tropical place.
You need to take proper precautions while travelling through regions with tropical climate. Kids and weak people can easily fall sick under such climatic conditions. There are some things which you need to keep in mind and follow them strictly while travelling through tropical climatic regions such as Caribbean islands, Mexico or any other similar places.
Precautions to Take
The very first thing that you need to be careful about especially while travelling with kids is the water that you and your family drinks. In these regions, you can find water taps everywhere. You might have seen the locals drinking water from these taps. But, you should avoid tap water at all costs even if the locals say that the water is safe for drinking. Even if the water is not contaminated, such water would have some new minerals which may not go well with your body. Kids particularly are allergic to new minerals. Hence, always carry water bottles along with you. You should use bottled water not just for drinking but also for brushing teeth and washing your mouth. While taking bath, make sure not to swallow any of the bathing water. Also, keep an eye on the kids while they are bathing.
You need to be very careful while using swimming pools in hotels. In tropical climate, water in swimming pools would have a lot of bacteria. You should try to avoid swimming pools as much as possible. If you or your kids are really tempted to use swimming pools, try to keep it very short. Make sure your kids don’t swallow any pool water.
While consuming raw fruits and vegetables, you need to wash them thoroughly. There would usually be no problem with cooked food as long as the restaurants are clean and prepare food in a hygienic manner. However, even in such restaurants, don’t drink the water provided by the restaurant. You should ban ice creams totally for your kids. The same goes for roadside junk food. You never know what kind of water they use to prepare the food items.
Make sure to wash your hands as regularly as possible. You can even carry a sanitizing gel along with you. First aid kits are a must when travelling to these places. Sun cream can be very useful too since it would be too hot during the day in tropical regions. You should carry a sufficient number of cotton clothes for your travel.