Travel Health

Online Travel Health Resources for the Hypochondriac


One of the worst things about traveling is getting sick and not knowing what’s wrong with you. Besides, what you’re really after is a little attention.

One of the worst things about traveling is getting sick and not knowing what’s wrong with you. Your guidebook only lists the obvious, major diseases, you don’t want to pay the local doctors or end up in a third world hospital – and there aren’t always any amateur homeopaths around to offer diagnosis…

Besides, what you’re really after is a little attention.

Whereas in the old days traveling hypochondriacs had to content themselves with reading medical books and looking up the symptoms of exotic parasites, we happily now live in a world where paranoia can be backed up by hard facts in a matter of a few clicks. And then you can seek sympathy from backpackers and locals alike as you read off the probably terminal diagnosis of that rash on your back…

The hypochondriac’s best friend is probably this online diagnosis tool that allows you to enter your symptoms and then be presented with a truly terrifying list of possible maladies.

Then you’ll be the center of attention at the hostel in no time.