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3 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick Or Injured When Staying In A Hotel

Whether you travel a lot or only on occasion, the last thing you want to have happen when you’re away from home and staying at a hotel is to get sick or otherwise hurt. But sadly, getting sick or injured in a hotel is a very real possibility. Luckily, there are some things you can do to keep this from happening to you.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to avoid getting sick or injured when staying in a hotel. 

Skip Bathing In The Hotel Tub

For some people, one of the most relaxing things is taking a long, luxurious bath. However, if you’re going to be staying in a hotel, it’s best to skip this form of self-care. 

With the amount of people who have used that bath before you, there’s a good chance that a lot of the bacteria in the bathtub isn’t getting scrubbed and washed off between each guest. And even if attempts are made to clean the bathtub, you’ll find that you’re just sitting in water that’s now a mixture of cleaning agents and chemicals in addition to bacteria when not using a clean or new bathtub fixture. So to keep this bacteria off of you, it’s best to just skip the bath and take a shower instead.  

Air Out Your Room

In the last few years, we’ve learned a lot about the importance of proper ventilation in keeping people from getting sick. This principle applies to your hotel room, too.

If the windows in your hotel room will open, open them up once you get there and let some fresh air in and any stale air out. For rooms that don’t have windows that open, turning on a fan can help, too. By getting the air moving, you can hopefully flush out any lingering germs that might be floating around in the air waiting for you to breathe them in and get sick yourself. 

Wipe Down High-Touch Areas

Although your hotel room likely got cleaned before you checked in, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to cleaning off high-touch areas once you gain access to your room.

When you travel, bring sanitizing wipes with you so that you can wipe down areas of your hotel room that other people use but might have been forgotten during the cleaning process. These areas include things like light switches, remotes, doorknobs, handles, and other buttons or controls. Giving them a good wipe down with a sanitizing wipe should do the trick to kill most germs so that you won’t get sick from them. 

If you’re worried about getting sick or injured when you next book a hotel room, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you avoid these outcomes. 

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