Oral and dental health should not be ignored, even though you’re on vacation.

Health is everything. Because without being healthy, everything means nothing. Health is not only about recovering from illness, but also about finding ways to prevent it. Few simple ways to stay healthy is to live, eat healthy and nutritious foods, get enough sleep, increase consumption of water, exercise regularly, and avoid stress.

But do you know that your teeth and mouth are also very necessary to maintain?

For you guys as a traveller, being far away from home makes a dental and oral treatment become your priority when traveling or on business trips. A study shows that poor oral and dental health could lead to various complications of dangerous diseases.

Teeth and mouth are vital senses that need to be prioritized. The oral cavity is one of the entrances to disease-causing bacteria to other body parts spread through the bloodstream. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria could reach levels that cause oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

So, it is important to make sure your oral health is optimal, then the chances of bacteria that could enter the bloodstream is minimal. But if your oral health is not in a good condition, then the chances will increase by two to ten times.

Some of the diseases that occur due to poor oral and dental health are gum disease, which could become worse if not treated properly. Gum disease or periodontal disease could cause tooth-loss, infection, and other complications.

The worst case is inflammation of the inside of the heart, called endocarditis. This disease occurs as a result of bacteria in the mouth carried by the bloodstream through bleeding gums.

So, how do we maintain our teeth while we’re on traveling? Here we have five simple ways for you.

One, packed well. It’s not just for clothes or cosmetics that must be neatly packaged, toothbrush equipment must also be included in mandatory objects that could not be missed. Some toothbrush products designed specifically for travellers with the tiny size and packaging makes this toothbrush kit fit into a handbag.

Do not forget, always make sure the toothbrush is dried after use. Toothbrush that is left wet for too long could be a place for germ growth.

Two, bring a spare toothbrush so you don’t have to look for it if the toothbrush is lost or left behind. Even without toothpaste, we could still remove the plaque from the teeth by using a toothbrush and water properly.

Three, chewing gum. If you don’t have chance to brush your teeth, sugarless gum would be a solution. It can stimulate the release of saliva which help cleaning the teeth and mouth.

Four, eat healthy food, try to avoid consuming foods that contain excessive amounts of sweet or sour.

Five, check your dental and oral health regularly at least six months to the dentist. If you’re on travelling, go check the good local dentist around your area to have a dental treatment. Remember, prevention is better, before it’s too late.

However, good dental health is a combination of proper daily care starting from brushing your teeth and regular dental checks to the dentist. So, if you want to have optimal body health, don’t forget to maintain healthy teeth and mouth. Because, maintaining your oral health is an investment in your overall health.

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This Article Tells Clearly What is Dengue and How to Handle it

This Article Tells Clearly What is Dengue and How to Handle it

Dengue is a viral infection transmited only by mosquito bite.

Traveling to exotic tropical countries may put you on risk for infectious disease. One of most popular and most terified is Dengue Fever.

Its incubation period varies and the clinical symptoms range from flu-like illness to hemorraghic shock and multiple organ failure that lead to death. The signs and symptoms including, fever, retroorbital pain (pain behind the eyes), headache, joint pain, muscle ache, general weakness, no appetite, skin rash, some might followed by common cold or respiratory tract co-infection, such as sore throat, cough, runny nose, and even nausea, vomitinh and diarrhea.

Early detection by doijg rapid NS-1 Antigen Dengue n day 1st-3rd of fever, is highly recommended for children, obese patients, pregnant mother, immunocompromised patient, elderly, and those who come with comoborbities such as heart problem, diabetes, kidney failure, liver dysfunction, auto-immune diseases, etc.

Like other viral infection, it is a self limting disease. Adequate oral fluid intake, proper nutrition, bed rest mostly enough with addiotional Paracetamol for fever and pain reliever.

Avoid taking Ibuprofen as it may suppres the platelet number and function, one of critical blood cell affected most on dengue infection. Supportive IV fluid reatment needed when clinically dehydrated, risk of bleeding occur as platelet drop lower than 100, or patient can tolerate oral fluid intake due to frequent nausea and vomiting.

As other viral infection may mimicking dengue, for active travelers they need to perform confirmation serology test of dengue on day 7th of fever. As it is important to record the infection of dengue.

The second infection might risk for worsen clinical syndrome in some population. It may prevent by getting dengue vaccine after infected by dengue infection. As we have 4 serotype of dengue virus, so another infection is possibly happen in the future.

The conclusion, find a professional doctor just like at Unicare clinic who has the capability to check your symptoms to confirm about dengue, as sooner treated the prognosis is better. Also to get the Dengue Vaccination right away.


Major cases of dengue are minor syndromes, treated as an outpatient is still possible so does continuing daily and traveling activities.



Surfing is probably one of the most extreme sport we ever know.

But do you know that between any others, surfing is the safest? Many people are thinking when they become interested to learn to surf in the first place: is surfing safe?

The short response is yes, off course! There are millions surfer all over the world with no problem save for the occasional drowning or ultra-rare shark attack.

How safe it is, it depends on several factors like location, weather, skills or surfer’s condition, equipment and education.

Well some things could be dangerous. Picture this; huge wave, choppy water, surfing alone at night in shark infested waters… don’t even think to try this.

There are range of surf spot, from beginner to pro. Same goes with hiking. You can hike through a small hill or choose to explore the Canyonlands. Option one won’t even break a sweat, while the other will cause an adrenaline pumping. Yet they are both hiking.

Serious injury like brain damage is something that you won’t hear about in surfing, at least. But snowboarding, skiing, motocross or BMX, there are quite much numbers of athletes being killed or losing their most vital functions. So, it is claimed that surfing is the safest games in any other extreme or adventure sports.

Many people said most surfers will get at least one injury at some point. However, the reality is you are the key factor that will determine where, when and how likely you are to be injured. Accidents can happen in any size surf, so how do you minimize your risk of getting hurt? If possible, do pre-surf workout to get the body in shape for knocks and sudden muscle and joint movement. This can help you avoid things like sprains, cervical damage, fractures or dislocated shoulders, knee and ankle injuries.

The most severe surf injuries are caused by the surfboard itself (67%). The fins, the tail, and the rail can hit your head, eyes, lips or ears. It will cause pain and bleeding for sure. So, think of a surfboard as a gun, and handle with care. What is the most common injuries in surfing?

Laceration is one of the most common injuries for surfers. You need to clean the wound and add a sterile compression while trying to keep the affected area above heart level to reduce the bleeding. If the bleeding repeatedly makes its way through the bandages, then stitches are likely to be needed. The best thing you can do is make your own way to the nearest medical centre or call for an ambulance to get a wound treatment as soon as possible. Lacerations can be avoided with the protection of a good wetsuit, and also by practicing risk-avoidance, especially when near a jetty or in a reef break. Always know that risk is manageable.

So, is surfing safe? Yes, it’s reasonably safe if you follow the guideline on ocean safety regarding waves, weather, landscape, etc. Do not forget to research the break, know your limits and tap all the local knowledge you can. Remember, stepping into red zone doesn’t make you dashing.

Have fun and surf safe!

Here’s what you should know about traveler’s diarrhea

Here’s what you should know about traveler’s diarrhea

Traveler’s diarrhea or Bali belly is very common here.

Getting sick is part of the travel risk. It can happen anywhere, even at home. What make it differ is that the fact we are far from home, could also be a solo traveler.

The best idea is preventing this happens. Do not drink from the tap water here, wash hands before handling food and drink or at least use the antiseptic handrub/antiseptic gel, get it peel or wash raw fruit or vegetables properly, avoid undercooked meat or non fresh seafood, and so on. What if it still happen?

First, get rehydrated well, regardless how bad the diarrhea, keep taking enough fluid, like 2-3 liters amount of water per 24 hours, especially it the weather is hot. Avoid caffeine, such as tea or coffee, cokes/soda, alcohol for sure during this time. If it is not possible to replace the fluid loss, as if there is also nausea or vomiting and/or you start the signs and symptoms of dehydration, such as weak, lethargy, dizzy, no energy, not focus, consider to get IV fluid replacement therapy done by professional doctor in trusted medical provider.

It is possible to get it done by house/hotel call or visit in your room. Cause when we’re sick not so much energy left to walk in and waiting to see a doctor.

If you are able to handle the fluid loss by oral rehydration only, then take some antidiarrhe, antinausea if any, it is heal within 24-72 hours.

But it the symptoms quite bad, no need to wait seeing doctor as you need to heal soon to start the trip. If it is not so bad, no fever especially, continue the previous medicine, and fluid intake, avoid spicy, sour, undercooked meal, fruit and vegetables for awhile.  Consider sometimes to consume more carbs, such as bread, rice, porridge.

If it remains more than 3 days, regardless how mild it is, please go see a doctor.  We dont want you keep something like Salmonella, as a carrier, or parasite like Giardia and Amoeba. Get at least stool test done to exclude that possibility.


When it is indicated then it is needed, consider antibiotic that works empirically in the local area. As some antibiotic from overseas do not cover the bacterial infection here. Take probiotic does not significantly improve the diarrhea, but it is not a bad idea taking this.

Well, we hope you enjoy the trip, if you need more medical advice or care kindly contact us anytime anywhere 24/7 in Kuta, Canggu, Uluwatu, Ubud.