I'm a travel expert and these holiday myths are NOT true | The Sun

HOLIDAYS are back again and most of us are looking to make the most of our upcoming trips.

But with so much travel advice available nowadays, it's difficult to know what is true and what is nonsense.

That's why an online travel agent from holiday company eShores has busted three of the most common travel myths for any tourists getting ready for a getaway.

The first of those myths is that it is unsafe to drink coffee or tea during a flight.

There have been numerous reports and rumours suggesting that drinking hot drinks like coffee and tea on a plane can make you ill.

However, there’s currently no real scientific evidence to back that up.

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The risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can increase through dehydration, and caffeinated drinks can increase a person's chances of becoming dehydrated.

But on their own, hot drinks are not enough to cause illness during a flight – so you can happily have a coffee without any worry.

Next on the list of myths is that airport scanners can see tampons. 

Because the scanners can see through people's clothes, some people think they can also show if someone is using a tampon.

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However, the images produced by the machines are not clear enough that the operator would be able to see any inserted item such as a tampon, or even anything else. 

The final myth put to bed by the expert is that mustard can help heal sunburn.

Several articles online suggest that the condiment can alleviate sunburnt skin, but there is no scientific evidence to suggest that it will provide any real benefit.

According to the NHS, there are a few things you can do to help relieve your symptoms immediately after getting burnt, none of which involve sandwich spreads or sauces.

Instead, those suffering with sunburn would be better off cooling their skin by having a cold bath or shower or simply sponging skin with cold water.

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Lotions containing aloe vera can soothe and moisturise burnt skin, while drinking plenty of fluids can both cool and prevent dehydration.

Furthermore, taking painkillers, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol, can relieve pain caused by the sun's rays.

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