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We travel a lot with our baby; how can we prevent her from getting sick?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wash hands/immunize
Most illness are spread from person to person.
Avoiding ill persons is not always possible when traveling. Washing your hands frequently, immunizing both yourself and your infant will provide the maximum amount of protection. If you are traveling overseas, check with your travel medicine specialist to see if you need additional vaccines or a different immunization schedule.

In brief: Wash hands/immunize
Most illness are spread from person to person.
Avoiding ill persons is not always possible when traveling. Washing your hands frequently, immunizing both yourself and your infant will provide the maximum amount of protection. If you are traveling overseas, check with your travel medicine specialist to see if you need additional vaccines or a different immunization schedule.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wash hands
The most common contagious illnesses in early childhood are transmitted by hands or respiratory secretions, so washing hands frequently and avoiding close personal contact as much as reasonable.
Remember many viral illnesses are transmittable from others before they even know that they are ill.

In brief: Wash hands
The most common contagious illnesses in early childhood are transmitted by hands or respiratory secretions, so washing hands frequently and avoiding close personal contact as much as reasonable.
Remember many viral illnesses are transmittable from others before they even know that they are ill.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Pediatrics
In brief: Hand washing
Washing hands, washing hands, and washing hands.
...This may sound very simple but it's the most effective way to prevent illnesses when you travel. Have a few travel size bottle of hand sanitizers and use it generously on your hand and your toddler or babies' hand.

In brief: Hand washing
Washing hands, washing hands, and washing hands.
...This may sound very simple but it's the most effective way to prevent illnesses when you travel. Have a few travel size bottle of hand sanitizers and use it generously on your hand and your toddler or babies' hand.
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
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Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Another common way we fall ill as human beings is by constantly touching our face!!! now it's difficult to stop the baby but a caregiver can minimize the number of "colds" he/she contracts by paying a little extra attention and not touching the face, especially when traveling!!
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