Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Daniel K., who built on last week’s tip about what to tell your doctor if you feel sick after traveling:

“In addition to places where you go swimming, it is important to mention where you have walked with bare feet. There are many beaches where animals, including dogs, cats and pigs, walk freely on the beach. Parasites contained in their stool can burrow through the feet and work their way into your intestines, lungs and other organs where they can cause a lot of problems.

“Remember, doctors are not mind readers and can’t possibly know everything that you may have come in contact with. They cannot rely on routine blood tests since you have to know what specific tests to order, depending on the all-important history.”

A great tip. Thanks, Daniel!




Have your own tip? Email it to whitney@johnnyjet.com!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 1,342!

Want even more travel tips? Sign up here for the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! Just fill in your email address and check the Daily Travel Tip box—and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day!

If you already subscribe to our weekly newsletter, you can sign up on the same page. Just fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box on the same page and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile.

2 Comments On "Tell Your Doctor Where You've Walked With Bare Feet"
  1. Teniesha Collins|

    This is such a good tip. My number one concern while travelling is my health and I have never thought of this. Thanks!

  2. Officiant Guy|

    Wow, scary. I’ll never take off my socks again.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *