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    Esther Rantzen

    What to do if you fall ill on the train


    Travelling to work on the train is often a great way to streamline commuting as driving in the United Kingdom almost guarantees being caught in traffic. While trains are often crowded, they offer a faster way to travel to work. That being said, some people have to travel very long distances to work and can end up feeling ill on the train. If this happens, there are a few things you need to do to prevent feeling worse. This applies to travelling on an aeroplane as well as motion sickness can cause people to feel terrible.

    What to do if you fall ill on the train

    If you fall ill on the train you should make sure you let someone know. Depending on the severity of your illness this may require the train to stop.

    • Call the conductor. Although he might not be able to do much for you, trains carry medical kits in case of emergencies and there might be something in there which could help you out.
    • Avoid eating a lot. If you’re travelling a long distance, especially by plane, you’re likely to have packed yourself something to eat. Try avoiding eating as much as you can for as long as you can because you don’t want to disturb your stomach in a situation where you can’t go to the toilet.
    • Avoid alcohol consumption. This might not be one for people on their way to work, but if you’re on a long train ride and you’re not feeling well, it’s unwise to ingest any amount of alcohol as it is likely to exacerbate any symptoms you’re experiencing.
    • Try sleep as much as you can. Very often, sleep helps cure the body of any illness as it’s either tired or stressed, and perhaps all you need is some extra sleep. It might not rid you entirely of your illness or sickness, but it might make you feel a bit better.
    • Listen to music but don’t read. Listening to music is known for calming people down and ridding people of motion sickness, whereas reading can exacerbate it.

    Would you like to claim for compensation?

    If you think you’ve suffered a personal injury, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for damage done by a third party in the last three years. Call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss your claim with one of our helpful and insightful advisors. Despite common misconceptions, you won’t have to go to court in order to get compensation as most claims can be processed over the phone.

    Date Published: February 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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