Healthy Travel

What’s on your vacation trip to-do list?

When you are getting ready for a dream vacation, remember the swimsuits and hiking boots, but don’t forget to pack good health, too! Preparing early, especially if you are going abroad, and packing some simple but essential supplies will ensure that your vacation time is spent at the beach or exploring local attractions and not at the doctor’s office. According to Dr. Morrison, top three tips for what every savvy traveler should pack:Rx bottle

1.  Any prescription medications that you may need. If you have a tendency to strain your back or succumb to allergies, take the medications you know help you, even if you haven’t had symptoms for a while.

 2.  An effective insect repellant. Choose one that contains DEET. If you are traveling where malaria occurs, take protective clothing with you.

 3.  A good first aid kit. This should include medicines you use and prefer. Don’t overlook the basics such as sunscreen, bandages, an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment, diarrhea medicafirst aid kittions and cold remedies. If you’ll be physically active (hiking, rafting, climbing), take supplies to treat blisters, insect bites, abrasions and other treatments for injuries that experience has taught you to anticipate.

 

 

International travel is often exciting and exotic, but you can be exposed to contaminated food, impure water or germs that can lead to unexpected medical problems. It’s a good idea to consult with a clinic that specializes in travel health and immunizations.

And don’t forget travel insurance. Health insurance companies don’t always cover you while travelling.

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