Normally, the top horn cells, which contain the colored pigment melanin, are renewed after exactly four weeks. If you want to outsmart the 30-day cycle of the skin, you can do the following:
When sunbathing, some areas of the skin may become more intense brown than others. This is because the skin is different in thickness depending on the body region. In general, the thicker the skin, the slower it will turn brown. In addition, the melanin-producing cells (melanocytes), which form the skin pigment, are not uniformly distributed, which is why the skin turns brown differently.
Yes. Especially in the north of the country there is a risk of Maria all year round, especially in the rainy months from November to June, when more mosquitoes are on the way.
The sun. While diarrheal diseases threatening malaria and cholera are found in other distant regions of the world, Australia's biggest health hazard is in the sky.
No. Even in the tropical regions of Australia there is no malaria risk. Malaria prophylaxis with tablets is therefore not necessary when traveling to the fifth continent.
In principle, when traveling to Namibia is the same as with all trips to southern climes: they should be especially against the sun, to protect against insect bites and against contaminated food. This means for the travel pharmacy:
Not really. Although yoghurt can help against the pain for a short time because of its cooling effect, caution is advised: According to experts, the dairy product does not contain any healing-promoting ingredients, but there is a potential danger that the germs in it will increase inflammation. In addition, yogurt may also cause allergic reactions in individual cases.
Here you have to distinguish between the different Autan products. Most autan mosquito repellent products today contain the active ingredient Icaridin. Two Autan products, namely
Yes, but only in some parts of the country and away from the usual tourist routes (apart from Etosha). And sometimes only there in certain seasons. And because you know it now, of course, more detailed, here are the detailed information:
If you come directly from Europe, none at all. The situation is different when you come from a country that is declared as a yellow fever area. Then you have to be vaccinated against the yellow fever virus. This affects above all the entire South American continent and large parts of Africa (including Kenya).
There are a number of medicines that significantly increase sensitivity to sunlight. Severe skin reactions or sunburn even at relatively low levels of sunlight are the result.
Both travel tablet ratiopharm® as well as Vomex A® contain the active ingredient dimenhydrinate. The drug inhibits the body's histamine and protects the balance organ in the inner ear - from which the nausea often emanates - from overstimulation.
Dimenhydrinate develops its action against nausea, primarily via the inner ear. Rather, about a blockage of the body's messenger histamine and its effect on the equilibrium organ in the inner ear. Thus dimenhydrinate is a so-called antihistamine.
Yes, several even. The products Superpep® Travel bubble gum and Travel Gum bubble gum dragees both contain the active ingredient dimenhydrinate.
Yes. However, the risk of getting infected with malaria varies widely, depending on where you are. The big cities of Vietnam are considered malaria free. Also in the coastal areas north of Nha Trang and in the Red River Delta, the risk of malaria is relatively low.
No. At least not if you come directly from Europe. Only if you have been in a yellow fever area within the last six days prior to the Vietnam voyage is a yellow fever vaccine prescribed.
Kala-Azar is a tropical disease transmitted by unicellular protozoa. It causes fever and spleen and liver swelling. Left untreated, kala-azar is often fatal.
Signs of sun-stroke include headache, nausea, dizziness, tinnitus, or even vomiting. Mostly the face is very red.
Of course, that depends on how long you stay in the sun. And where you are, how intense the sun's rays are. There is no package recommendation, except to be more careful in case of doubt.
When choosing the sun protection factor, the skin type must first be taken into account. Skin type I requires a very high sun protection factor, skin type IV needs at least a basic protection.
Sometimes even a low-germ village helps, in which you feel comfortable. First clean or disinfect the toilet in your accommodation. In addition, you should not only lie on your lazy skin on holiday, but also move a lot - this also makes the intestine legs.
They are probably among the many whose intestines are sensitive to conversion. And there is no shortage of changes when traveling:
If you have diarrhea for more than three days, you should definitely go to a doctor. Because a "normal" and rather harmless traveler's diarrhea has subsided after three days at the latest.
Typically, traveler's diarrhea is caused by bacterially contaminated foods. So it is a normal defense reaction of the body against unwanted invaders.
Because the stomach is a habit. On holiday is often much different than at home: other environment, unfamiliar life rhythm, foreign, fatty and spicy foods.
Jet lag when flying over multiple time zones can not be completely avoided. But after all, there are some tricks on how you can reduce the discomfort in the days after arrival.
These are malaria medications that you only take in an emergency. This means that if you are traveling to a malaria area and you do not want to take a preventative antimalarial drug, then you should have a standby medicine in your luggage.
Especially in the tropics, mosquitoes can transmit some pathogens of infectious diseases that are not to joke with. The best known is the malaria, for which so-called plasmodia are responsible.
When protecting against mosquito bites, most think primarily of appropriate skin sprays or rubbing agents. But if you're traveling to a high mosquito density area, you'll need more to keep the pests away.
Skin sprays, known as repellents, with the active ingredient DEET (diethyl-m-toluamide) keep insects and spiders off your body for about 3 to 4 hours. Then you should apply the spray again.
Even if you do not holiday in a malaria or yellow fever area, it is worth a good mosquito repellent. At least if those are nearby. If only to save the annoying bites.
The usual anti-diarrheal medications can often alleviate the discomfort, because they almost paralyze the intestine. They do not fight the actual cause of the diarrhea. You should only use these remedies for one or two days if at all.
The most important thing is to drink a lot, because when traveling diarrhea, the fluid loss can be immense. But you not only lose water but also minerals. Good are therefore drinks that contain sugar, salt and minerals.
In addition to the usual home pharmacy and medicines that you need to take regularly, you should especially remember the following things during winter or ski holidays: