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Travel Tip #3 — The Air In There

Drink water or spritz your face to keep skin moist. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can dehydrate you.


Travel tends to cause dehydration. Airline travel increases susceptibility to illnesses due to the cabin’s dry air, accommodating the growth of viruses that thrive on low humidity. Additionally, travelers often refrain from drinking liquids to avoid frequent trips to the bathroom. Yet, it’s important to keep your mucous membranes moist. When they’re dry, they can’t keep germs at bay. A general rule is to drink at least 4 to 8 ounces of water for every hour in the air. Spritzing your face with water helps keep your skin moist. If you’re feeling under the weather, drinking fluids (as much or more than the daily recommended 8-10 glasses) prevents dehydration caused by fever, loosens mucus, keeps your throat moist, and lessens the chance of the virus’s ultimate success. Also travel with Oscillo® for symptoms of flu. Intended to be dissolved under the tongue without water, Oscillo is ideal for travelers on the go.