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Updated on August 10, 2016

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This Section Is Dedicated to the HOT SPOTS of Holiday Sickness Over the Years

It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.But as we all know this isn’t always the case and things go wrong and thats when our market leading Solicitors at Holiday Sickness Expert Claims come to your rescue.

BULGARIA

Although not as well visited as the Greek Islands or the Spanish Costas, Bulgaria is quickly gaining a reputation as a popular holiday destination. With areas such as Sunny Beach with its vibrant nightlife and Obzor with its small town, laid back atmosphere, Bulgaria offers many options to those looking for an all-inclusive holiday. Unfortunately many resorts across the country also offer avoidable illness to many holidaymakers.

We have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Bulgaria including reports of food poisoning symptoms including diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting. Although hygiene standards are adequate in many resorts, some visitors have reported low standards ranging from dirty swimming pools to under cooked food.

Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Bulgaria will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.

Although tap water in Bulgaria is deemed safe to drink, it can often have an unpleasant taste or appearance. We advise all holiday makers visiting Bulgaria to drink only bottled water. Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.

Some of the Main Resorts in Bulgaria are Bankso, Burgas, Nessebar, Obzor, Sinemorets, St Vlas, Sunny Beach, Varna

CAPE VERDE

Located 500 kilometres off the African West Coast Cape Verde has been nicknamed the African Caribbean due to the fact it is made up of several individual islands all sporting some of the best beaches this side of the Atlantic. The most popular areas of Cape Verde are Boa Vista and Sal, both are a unique melting pot of cultures and feature a vast variety of music, fashion and food. Unfortunately they can also feature a vast array of holiday illnesses.

Although many all-inclusive holidaymakers find a fantastic experience awaits them on their visit to Cape Verde, it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illnesses are reported. If you are staying in Cape Verde and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from a holiday illness. Illness caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are not uncommon.

Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Whilst staying in Cape Verde it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)

Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Cape Verde will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment in comparison to the E

CROATIA

Croatia is a relative newcomer to the holiday scene, in fact, it was only in the last years of the Nineties that the country started to find its feet in the tourism market. However, today, more than 10 million people visit the country each year.

A huge part of Croatia’s appeal comes from its coastline. The seaside stretches out for almost 2000 kilometres and over 1000 islands sit off its shores. In areas such as Porec, Rovinj and the Makarska Riviera, the sand and pebble beaches are overlooked by many cafés and restaurants.

The great weather is also a huge part of Croatia’s appeal. However, many holidaymakers are unable to appreciate it due to experiencing illness during their stay. Holidaymakers looking for a more cultural experience should be able to enjoy trips to Split and Dubrovnik and see the local medieval towns and historic churches, instead many are confined to their rooms suffering from one of the many cases of avoidable holiday illnesses reported. These illnesses not only impact your health but leave holidaymakers out of pocket due to high medical expenses.

Although food safety guidelines exist, a large number of holidaymakers travelling to Croatia will still fall ill, with unsanitary conditions often causing severe stomach illnesses. Food poisoning is the most common form of illness claimed for by visitors to Croatia. Many hotels have been found to be serving undercooked or re-heated food, leading to serious bacterial infections.

Whilst staying in Croatia it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)

Although all holiday makers visiting Croatia are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

CUBA

Famous for its Cigars, Rum and Salsa Cuba is one of the most famous countries in the world. Providing holidaymakers with a wealth of historical sites, white beaches, tropical rainforests and Cigar factories. Cuba’s capital, Havana is a sprawling city of amazing sites, and just two hours’ drive away there’s Varadero with its 5 star hotels and cocktail bars overlooking the ocean.

Cuba is a dream destination form many holidaymakers, however for some it can be a nightmare. Poor hygiene standards in many hotels have unfortunately led to reports of avoidable holiday illness such as food poisoning. In more serious cases visitors to Cuba have been subjected to Cholera, an illness caused by coming into contact with polluted water and infected seafood.

Poorly maintained hotel swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Whilst staying in Cuba it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)

Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Cuba will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.

CYPRUS

Set in the far south of the Mediterranean, Cyprus has one of the best climates in Europe and features sandy beaches, ancient sights and a world famous nightlife. Cyprus has cemented its place as a holiday favourite, attracting everyone from families to clubbers. The island features a mixture of both relaxing beaches and lively resorts. Holidaymakers travelling inland will find sleepy villages and the scenic Troodos Mountains.

Understandably, most people visit this region for the beaches, which feature limestone cliffs and picture postcard palm trees and Cyprus can be a dream destination for many holidaymakers, however for some it can be a nightmare. Poor hygiene standards in many hotels have unfortunately led to reports of avoidable holiday illness such as food poisoning. Poorly maintained hotel swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Whilst staying in Cyprus it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)

Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Cyprus will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s most popular holiday destinations due to its picture postcard white sandy beaches, waterfalls and crystal clear water. The Dominican features everything from fishing villages, tranquil beaches and sleepy resorts to more lively bars restaurants and casinos.

The many visitors paying to visit Dominican Republic should be able to enjoy these sights, but unfortunately do not due suffering from avoidable holiday illness. Most resorts across the Dominican Republic should provide the ideal family holiday or romantic getaway, and although many areas feature adequate levels of safety and hygiene, there are still unfortunate cases of poor standards and holiday illness reported.

The most common form of holiday illness reported are bacterial and parasitic bugs such as Salmonella, E.Coli and Cryptosporidiosis. These are usually caused from food poisoning or coming into contact with unclean swimming pools.

Due to many holidaymakers choosing an all-inclusive package this means they are likely to eat from the hotels buffet. This is often the source of the many reported cases of food poisoning in the Dominican Republic, with the food served at some resorts found to be under cooked or reheated leading to serious infections.

Although all holiday makers visiting the Dominican Republic are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Some of the other HotSpots In the Dominican Republic La Romana, Nugua, Punta Cana.


EGYPT

Boasting fantastic all year round sunshine, over the years Egypt has become a hugely popular holiday destination for millions of holidaymakers. Featuring luxury hotels surrounded by stunning scenery it may seem like a dream destination, unfortunately this is not always the case.

All-inclusive resorts across Egypt have seen many cases of illnesses reported. These illnesses not only impact your health but leave holidaymakers out of pocket due to high medical expenses.
Although food safety guidelines exist, a large number of holidaymakers travelling to Egypt will still fall ill, with unsanitary conditions often causing severe stomach illnesses.

Food poisoning is the most common form of illness claimed for by visitors to Egypt. Many hotels in Egypt leave food uncovered and open to pests such as insects or birds. The food served at many resorts has also been found to be undercooked or re-heated leading to serious infections.

Food Poisoning from Salmonella is one of Egypt’s most common complaints. This can leave you with diarrhoea, vomiting and fever and must be treated as soon as possible.

Although all holiday makers visiting Egypt are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Other HOTSPOTS in Egypt are Cairo, Hurghada, Makadi Bay, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh.


GREECE

Greece attracts 13 million tourists every year. Its endless sands, centuries of history, and traditional sugar-cube towns should be the kind of sights holidaymakers enjoy. However, this is not always the case, as many visitors to the country will have their hard earned trip ruined by illness. The popular destinations in Crete are Corfu – known as the Emerald Ise – Rhodes, Kos and Zante, they feature both beaches and well known night life and should be enjoyed, rather than endured, by ill holidaymakers.

All-inclusive resorts across Greece have seen many cases of illnesses reported. These illnesses not only impact your health but leave holidaymakers out of pocket due to high medical expenses.

Although food safety guidelines exist, a large number of holidaymakers travelling to Greece will still fall ill, with unsanitary conditions often causing severe stomach illnesses. Food poisoning is the most common form of illness claimed for by visitors to Greece. Many hotels leave food uncovered and open to pests such as insects or birds. The food served at many resorts has also been found to be undercooked or re-heated leading to serious infections.

Whilst staying in Greece it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)

Although all holiday makers visiting Greece are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Other HOTSPOTS in Greece Are, Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante.


INDIA

India is known for being a colourful, multicultural melting pot with a huge variety of markets, churches, festivals and its famous fish curry. Visitors to India deserve to enjoy these experiences, but instead can suffer holiday ruining illness.

Many holidaymakers travelling to India may experience a holiday of a lifetime, however it is an unfortunate fact that cases of avoidable holiday illness have been reported.

Cases of holiday illness in India have included reports of symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting, some visitors have reported low standards of hygiene, dirty swimming pools and undercooked food. Holidaymakers are advised to avoid foods that are not cooked thoroughly or have been re-heated incorrectly.

Although all holiday makers visiting India are advised to drink only bottled water, if the hotels swimming pool is poorly maintained this can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to India will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment beware.


ITALY

Visitors to Italy should be able to enjoy its scenery, stunning coastline and cities stacked with famous landmarks. Instead, many holidaymakers experience holiday illness that makes them unable to enjoy the countries food and fine wines. Some of the most famous cities on the planet sit with Italy’s boarders. Viareggio and Lido di Jesolo provide the sandy beaches that families should be able to enjoy providing they can avoid suffering with holiday ruining illnesses.

Although many visitors do find the holiday experience they were expecting in Italy, Holiday Sickness Expert Claims have unfortunately dealt with cases of holiday illness. Holidaymakers have reported cases food poisoning symptoms including diarrhoea, stomach cramps and vomiting. Although hygiene and safety is adequate in many resorts, some visitors have reported low standards ranging from dirty swimming pools to under cooked food.


JAMAICA

Jamaica is the stereotypical Caribbean island. Its location means it enjoys balmy temperatures all year round. Along the coast are white sands surrounded by palms, and beach bars serving up local specialities. Holidaymakers travelling inland will discover waterfalls, banana plantations and mountains provide spectacular views. This would all amount to a fantastic holiday experience if it wasn’t for the many visitors who fall ill in Jamaica each year.

Many visitors who have paid to visit areas such Montego Bay, cannot enjoy its streets packed with colonial buildings, and museums that should provide visitors a fantastic cultural experience. The main resorts on the island are Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. In these towns, beachfront hotels sit beside reggae bars and nightclubs. Holidaymakers looking for a more relaxed pace usually flock to Lucea and peaceful Runaway Bay. All these regions promise a dream destination, but unfortunately the reality can be plagued with avoidable illnesses.

Jamaica can be a dream destination form many holidaymakers, however for some it can be a nightmare. Poor hygiene standards in many hotels have unfortunately led to reports of avoidable holiday illness such as food poisoning. Poorly maintained hotel swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Whilst staying in Jamaica it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)

Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Jamaica will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.


MEXICO

Mexico features two distinct holiday regions, the Caribbean Coast featuring resorts such as Cancun, and the beach laden Pacific Coast. Although these coastal areas hold the most appeal, Mexico also offers the chance to visit spectacular Mayan ruins and explore the country’s rich history. It’s an unfortunate fact that many holidaymakers visiting Mexico do not get to enjoy these experiences after becoming ill.

Although many all-inclusive holidaymakers enjoy a safe and healthy visit to Mexico there are still many reports of illness, usually due to poor food hygiene. The most commonly reported holiday illnesses are Salmonella, E.Coli, and Campylobacter, all forms of food poisoning.

Due to many holidaymakers choosing an all-inclusive package this means they are likely to eat from the hotels buffet. This is often the source of the many reported cases of food poisoning in Mexico, with the food served at many resorts found to be undercooked or reheated leading to serious infections.

Becoming ill whilst on holiday in Mexico not only affects your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket due to high medical expenses.

Although all holiday makers visiting Mexico are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Some of the other HOTSPOTS in Mexico, Cancun, Nuevo Vallarta, Playacar, Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya



MOROCCO

Since the Nineties Morocco has grown in popularity to such an extent that it now attracts over eight million holidaymakers every year. Located on the North-Eastern coast of Africa and providing almost year round sunshine it provides an ideal destination for all-inclusive holidaymakers searching for an exotic but relaxing escape. Unfortunately, some dream holidays are spoilt by illnesses that could have been prevented had the resorts taken better health and hygiene precautions.

We At Holiday Sickness Expert Claims have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Morocco including reports of food poisoning symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting. Although hygiene standards have improved in many resorts, some visitors have reported low standards ranging from dirty swimming pools to undercooked food.

One of the more common holiday illnesses reported to Sickholiday.com in Morocco is Dysentery, a bacterial infection that can lead to severe diarrhoea, stomach cramps and in rare cases can be life threatening. Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Morocco will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.

Although all holiday makers visiting Morocco are advised to drink only bottled water, poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.

Other HOTSPOTS in Morocco are, Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Safi, Tangier.




PORTUGAL

Portugal’s combination of sandy beaches, amazing scenery and world-class golf courses has kept ensured its huge popularity among holidaymakers for decades. The country also features great weather, with around 300 days of sunshine a year. This sounds like the perfect place to experience a well earned holiday, however it is an unfortunate fact that many visitors do not get to enjoy their time in Portugal due to avoidable holiday illness.

Although many travellers to Portugal expect to suffer from a short lived stomach bug, hygiene standards at Portuguese hotels have improved substantially thanks to European food regulations and investment in health and safety training. Health and safety initiatives from ABTA and their members has also raised standards in foreign hotels.

Despite this, Holiday Sickness Expert Claims still deals with many reports of illness and poor standards. Food poisoning is the most common form of illness claimed for by visitors to Portugal. Many hotels leave food uncovered and open to pests such as insects or birds. The food served at many resorts has also been found to be undercooked or re-heated leading to serious infections

SPAIN

With its Mediterranean weather, endless beaches and varied nightlife, Spain has been a favourite destination for millions of holidaymakers for years. Holidaymakers travelling to Spain should be able to enjoy everything from lazy beach resorts and historical ruins to water sports and wild nightlife, unfortunately many Spanish getaways are ruined by illness.

Spain is home to many popular all-inclusive resorts most of which can claim good standards of safety and hygiene, however there are unfortunate exceptions where cases of poor standards and avoidable holiday illness have been reported.

We have dealt with many cases of holiday illness in Spain including Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. Coli and Shigella. With reported symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, some visitors have reported low standards of hygiene, dirty swimming pools and undercooked food. Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Spain will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly medical treatment.

When It Comes To HOTSPOTS Spain Leads the way with Majorca competing for the number one spot in Holiday Sickness Claims. Other resorts that lead the way in HOTSPOTS are Alicante, Algeria, Barcelona, Benidorm, Costa Del Sol, Fueteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, Marbella, Minorca, Palma, Salou, Tenerife, as you can see quite a long list!!



TUNISIA

Located in North Africa and featuring Mediterranean style weather, Tunisia has established itself as a popular holiday destination offering a mixture of relaxing beach holidays for those looking to relax and for the more adventurous a variety of museums and archaeological sites to visit. Tunisia is home to many popular all-inclusive resorts most of which can claim excellent standards of safety and hygiene, however there are unfortunate exceptions where cases of poor standards and holiday illness have been reported.

The most common form of holiday illness reported are bacterial and parasitic bugs such as Salmonella, E.Coli and Cryptosporidiosis. These are usually caused from food poisoning or coming into contact with unclean swimming pools.

Due to many holidaymakers choosing an all-inclusive package this means they are likely to eat from the hotels buffet. This is often the source of the many reported cases of food poisoning in Tunisia, with the food served at some resorts found to be undercooked or reheated leading to serious infections.



TURKEY

Turkey has established itself as one of the most popular holiday destinations due to its mixture of beautiful beaches, exotic food and ancient culture. Turkey offers holidaymakers the chance to either experience lively nightlife and restaurants, enjoy a relaxing beach break or experience the country’s rich history. It’s an unfortunate fact that many holidaymakers visiting Turkey do not get to enjoy these experiences due to becoming ill.

Due to many holidaymakers choosing an all-inclusive package this means they are likely to eat from the hotels buffet. This is often the source of the many reported cases of food poisoning in Turkey, with the food served at many resorts found to be under cooked or reheated leading to serious infections.

The most commonly reported illnesses are Salmonella, E. Coli and Campylobacter. These illnesses not only affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket due to high medical expenses. Although food safety guidelines exist, a large number of holidaymakers travelling to Turkey will still fall ill due to poor hygiene and food preparation.

Other HOTSPOTS in Turkey Include, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalman, Hisaronu, Ickeler, Marmaris, Oludeniz.

If you have Suffered with Holiday SicknessDrop Our Expert Team a Email, Fill in the Contact Form and one of our team will call you back On a date and time that works for you.

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How to avoid illness on holiday

Avoiding getting ill on holiday is something of a lottery. However much you are informed and take precautions, more often than not one person in your group will fall ill.

Many of us know the misery of a getting sick when in a strange place, and more often than not, the illness is food related. A little bit of thought and forward planning can go a long way to avoiding many of the problems. By using Holiday Sickness Expert Claims advice, we can all do our best to avoid illness and make your holiday the pleasant experience it should be.

Have your injections

Some of the more of the more exotic locations require inoculations well in advance of traveling to avoid certain diseases such as malaria and yellow fever.


Boost your immune system

A strong immune system will help your body fight any germs and bacteria you may pick up on your travels. Try to get plenty of sleep, eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, and take some exercise.


Don’t overdo it

Although you might want to pack so much in to your day, it is important that you get plenty of rest. A tired person is more susceptible to illness. Likewise, too much alcohol will have a similar impact on the body’s abilities to cope.


Be careful in the sun

It is far too easy to get carried away and forget about protecting yourself from the sun. Wearing a hat can help prevent sunstroke, as suncreams and clothing can prevent burning.


Watch your food:

Keeping a firm eye on what we eat and drink is the best way of avoiding a stomach upset.


Here’s our advice:

If you have any doubts about water available for drinking, washing food or cleaning teeth the best advice is to use bottled water.

Avoid ice in drinks unless you are sure it has been made from bottled water.

Avoid food that has been kept warm.

Avoid uncooked food, unless you can peel or shell it yourself.

Be careful with fish and shellfish. Uncooked shellfish, such as oysters, are a particular hazard.

General food advice:

Drink plenty of fluid when traveling, particularly when in hot countries. Many people fail to heed this advice and end up dehydrated.

Common sense tells us if a restaurant or food does not look clean, don’t eat there.

Listen to other travelers and follow their recommendations for good places to eat.

Tips for avoiding disease carrying insects:

When getting out and about, it is likely that we encounter an array of small insects and mosquitoes. To avoid being bitten or becoming a host for a parasite such as ticks, you should:


Keep arms and legs covered in the early mornings and evenings when mosquitoes are present.

Use plenty of repellent:

Turn off room lights at night, as insects are attracted to light.

Check our bodies and clothing for any insects, especially after a walk or safari.

Avoid bright coloured clothing that may attract insects.

If we should fall ill, then many of the ailments can be treated with over-the-counter remedies, some of which we should have included when packing. However, if someone should appear particularly ill then it is always wise to seek medical help.


How to stay safe in the sun:

When taking a break, most of us prefer the option of heading for the sun with one of the first priorities to gain a golden tan. While a tan may look attractive, it does not come without costs, with the sun contributing to premature aging, and in some cases leading to skin cancer.

The sun does provide vitamin D, a necessary vitamin for healthy living, but when it comes to sun exposure the best general advice is to avoid tanning. A tan is a sign of skin damage. However, if you wish to get a tan, then follow these realbuzz.com tips to do it as safely as possible.

To stay safe in the sun, we need to minimise exposure to ultra violet radiation (UVR). To do this:


Limit exposure:

Avoid exposure to the sun between 10am and 3pm, as this is the period of the day when the sun’s UVR levels are highest.


Seek shade:

Sitting in the shade reduces the amount of UVR you receive, but this doesn’t fully protect you as UVR reflects off many surfaces such as sand and water, so other methods of skin protection should be utilized.


Personal protection:

Sunscreen

Sunscreen should be used at all times when in the sun, regardless of how dark your skin is. A sun protection factor of 30+ is best. The higher the number, the greater the protection.

Sunscreen should be applied to the skin at least 20 minutes before sun exposure, and reapplied every two hours or more frequently if swimming or perspiring. Sunscreen should not be relied on as the sole form of protecting the skin.


Wear a shirt

Wearing a shirt, especially one with long sleeves and collars provides additional protection.


Wear a hat

A broad-brimmed hat that covers the head, face, neck and ears will provide the most protection. For children a legionnaire-style hat with added protection for the neck is best.


Sunglasses

Quality sunglasses that meet the necessary standards provide good protection for the eyes from UVRs. A close fitting, wrap around style affords the maximum protection for the eyes


Protecting young children

Youngsters should be kept safe by applying all the tips mentioned above. Young skin is particularly susceptible to burning and damage caused to the skin when young is usually permanent. Many sunscreen products indicate suitability for use on babies and children.

That covers the basics for staying safe in the sun. Now some other general advice that may be of use:

Do not fool yourself into thinking that if you are not hot that you are not burning. The damage done to the skin is done by UVRs, not related to temperature.

Avoid the need for a super deep tan. Remember that a sun tan is a sign of sun damage and the deeper the tan, the worse the damage and greater the risk of skin cancer. A skin like leather is also not particularly attractive!

Start with exposure to sun early in the day or late in the afternoon. Exposure can be increased gradually.

You can still get sunburned on cloudy days or when sitting in the shade.

Take care if participating in water sports. Water can wash off some suncscreen, while if you are boating wind combined with the reflection of the sun off the water can lead to burning.

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