Traveler’s Guide to Avoiding Infectious Diseases


Nowadays, being sick is dreadful. Even a simple headache, intestinal problems and lung diseases can be alarming due to the fact that it can exponentially spread in a matter of seconds and might caught us unaware leading to death, at worst. No matter how clean we can get, still we can’t be 100% sure that what we touch or inhale is thoroughly germ-free. What is worst is that, these harmful microorganisms can multiply in number in a short period of time and therefore, outnumbers us!

Since I like to travel, like what I’ll be doing in the next few days, the vulnerability to be exposed in dangerous bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella and Shigella species, is inevitable. Identified risks include putting up with fever, abdominal bloating, body cramps, killer chest pains, and traveler’s diarrhea (a.k.a Montezuma’s revenge, Bali Belly and the Rangoon Runs), which I fear the most.

Caused by parasitic infections, i.e. Giardia intestinalis, Entamoeba histolytica and Cryptosporidium parvum , traveler’s diarrhea will set a person off to discharge watery and bloody stools. No single backpacker would want to bear with this self-limiting condition while on the road! I just cannot imagine how it can mess up a great vacation.

Good thing that kind of problem is a thing of the past with the existence of the ultimate 24 hour bacteria slayers – the Hygiene 24! Hygiene 24, a product of Hygiene Science Inc., will decrease the proliferation of the harmful microbes, thus decrease the probability of spreading diseases from one host to another susceptible host.

Since the hand is the most common site in our body that harbors these kinds of bacteria, Hygiene 24 is an antimicrobial hand shied that is formulated to provide 24 hour protection to your hands. This is not your ordinary hygiene formula because Hygiene 24 is formulated to contain minimal amount of alcohol, which can cause drying of the skin. In return, redness, chapping and flaking of hands can be avoided by using this product.

Most of the alcohol based products that are available in the market today have alcohol percentage that is greater than 60%. This means that this higher alcohol concentration can cause skin irritation and is flammable, not to mention the fact that continued use can decrease the ability of the area to fight against infections.

On the other hand, Hygiene 24 creates an invisible, odorless and moisturizing coating that can pose no harm to us but tough on germs! One thing more, Hygiene 24 is made effective for 24 hours because it is specially formulated not to wash off and protect the body 24/7!

Aside from Hygiene 24, here’s another great product from Hygiene Science Inc: Hygiene Pro. It is also a clear, colorless, antimicrobial solution that has no thickeners, stabilizers, colorants, dyes or additives, therefor it is non-toxic, non-mutagenic, non-teratogenic and non-allergenic. Because of these properties, Hygiene Pro is safe to use for hospitals, industrial, restaurant and school cafeteria owners.

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  1. Aside from that, if we are at all going to use alcohol on our skin, it SHOULD ALWAYS BE ETHYL NOT ISOPROPHYL. People should know that Isoprophyl was originally designed for factories and not human skin. Our olfactory senses should tell that to us enough. There is a kind of sting when we inhale isoprophyl alcohol. This poses danger not just to our respiratory system but it also traces back to some kind of fluke that our bodies become vulnerable to in the long run of using isoprophyl alcohol.

  2. Mommies with kids in particular should have this to protect their families from harmful bacteria that can cause diseases. I’ll check this out when I do my grocery shopping later. Thanks for the heads-up!

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