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What is traveling pain?

What is traveling pain?

There are many kinds: Travelling pain can be pain that goes from one joint to another, which is a hall mark of rheumatic diseases. The latin root "rheum" means "to flow" or travel. It can also be referred pain, which means the problem is in one place, e.g. The lower back, but is felt in another, e.g. The back of the leg. Fibromyalgia can be associated with travelling pain. ...Read more

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Why should I continue to travel if I'm disabled?

Why should I continue to travel if I'm disabled?

Because it's fun: Traveling to new places and meeting new people can be fun. If you are disabled you will need a little advance planning to make sure your adaptive equipment will work well. Many helpful websites can give you ideas about destinations and handling disabilities while traveling. ...Read more

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Africa travel do's and don'ts?

Africa travel do's and don'ts?

Africa dos and don't: Do's
- visit a travel clinic for immunizations
- sample the local cuisine in established places or with friends
- take Imodium (loperamide) and ciprofloxin in case you get sick
- protect yourself from mosquitos
- wear sunscreen
- keep hydrated

dont's
- eat food cooked in street kiosks no matter how tasty it smells
- don't drink untreated water
- don't swim in open water. There could be schistosomiasi. ...Read more

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What can I take for travel diarrea?

What can I take for travel diarrea?

Make sure: There are treatments for travelers diarrhea. Unfortunately other types and causes of diarrhea can mimic travelers diarrhea. Its best to see a doctor who can take a full travel and medical history before starting any antibiotics, you want to make sure its nothing more serious. ...Read more

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When is it ok to travel with a baby?

When is it ok to travel with a baby?

Baby: Road travel is easy way to travel. You may stop to feed, and most of the time they are sleeping. Air travel is challenging but Ok. Some airlines provide bassinet for the baby and it makes things easy. Breast feeding to is possible. Ask for special seat when calling the airline. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches after travel?

Why do I get headaches after travel?

Multiple Factors: Dehydration especially after alcoholic drinks, sleep deprivation, and "jet lag" all contribute to these headaches. Try to keep you activities as "normal" as possible to minimize these headaches. Allow time to adapt to the local time zone. Try to adjust to your return time zone prior to actually getting home. ...Read more

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What are the risks of medical travel?

Please clarify?: Please clarify: do you mean travel to recieve medical care, travel to give medical care or medical risks of traveling? ...Read more

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What are the limits of travel insurance?

What are the limits of travel insurance?

Check Details: Check limits of your own insurance first. Most critical if you are going to developing lands--will they pay for evacuation to a site of up to date care if needed? What about a life flight to usa or europe? You may need to buy extra evacuation or repatriation insurance. Does your company exclude high risk activity like scuba diving? Out of network? Require preauthorization for hospitalization etc? ...Read more

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When can I travel again after childbirth?

When can I travel again after childbirth?

Depends: You should be able to travel as soon as you want and are able after your delivery. For many women travel is ok within a couple weeks afte delivery. ...Read more

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Can melatonin help when travelling west too?

Can melatonin help when travelling west too?

Westward ho!: Melatonin is very helpful when traveling West, maybe even more so than traveling East. That said, there should be no harm from taking it in both directions.
Hope your travel is for fun and enjoyment. ...Read more

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I have just conceived. Can I travel in plane?

Yes: Generally, commercial air travel during pregnancy is considered safe for women who have healthy pregnancies. Still, if you're pregnant, it's best to check with your health care provider before you fly.

Air travel during pregnancy may increase the risk of complications associated with certain conditions in pregnancy — such as sickle cell disease, clotting disorders and placental insufficiency. ...Read more

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Can travelling induce mental health problems?

Can travelling induce mental health problems?

Travel: Depends on destination, purpose of trip, length of travel, any existant worries or fears, etc. ...Read more

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How could I eat a healthy food during travel?

How could I eat a healthy food during travel?

Look for it.: It can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen while traveling, but with effort and a good mindset you should be able to find sources to satisfy your penchant for healthy and leaner foods. ...Read more

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Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Generally yes.: Obviously depends upon the season, where you will be and how long you will be staying, but the best advice is available on cdc website, or consult with your local travel physician. ...Read more

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What should I take for a 12 hours plane travel?

What should I take for a 12 hours plane travel?

Depends: It depends on what your problem might be. If you are not scared of flying, you may not take anything. Food and drinks will be provided while on board. If you can sleep well w/out using any supports (neck, back, etc.), then you are ready to fly. If you are traveling in business or first class, you will have plenty of amenities available to you for an enjoyable travel. ...Read more

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Do I need malaria tablets for travel to nairobi?

Do I need malaria tablets for travel to nairobi?

Probably: Much of sub-saharan Africa is at risk for malaria. If you are traveling outside of nairobi, preventive measures would be advisable. Check with the cdc at: http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/kenya. Htm. ...Read more

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Can travel sickness tablets work on long journeys?

Can travel sickness tablets work on long journeys?

Yes: But you may have to take them repeatedly as directed. Also consider use of acupuncture ASP needles, acupressure wrist bands or ginger. Take care. ...Read more

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Where can I get a good anti-critter travel pillow?

Unclear: I am not sure what you mean by 'anti-critter' travel pillow. Please re-submit a clarification.
If you are worried about bed-bugs your best option is a cover for the pillow. ...Read more

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What shots should I take while traveling to africa?

What shots should I take while traveling to africa?

Where in Africa?: It depends on where you were traveling in Africa.
For instance, if you flew to Liberia, you would need Yellow fever. Hepatitis A & B, Thyphoid, Polio, MMR & Tetanus-diphtheria would be recommended as well as rabies if going to bush areas. Malaria prophylaxis would be recommended. Should go to a Health travel clinic at least 4 to 8 weeks before leaving. See: Wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel. ...Read more

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Can I buy disposable diapers when traveling abroad?

Can I buy disposable diapers when traveling abroad?

Yes: You can purchase disposable diapers when you travel abroad, just make sure you bring plenty of your favorite diaper cream with you. Sometimes infants can have a little bit of a diaper rash when you use an unfamiliar diaper, and over-the-counter diaper creams are effective for treatment and prevention. Make sure you change his/her diaper as frequently as you would at home to help prevent rashes. ...Read more

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Trip 2 south pacific: any travel shots recommended?

Trip 2 south pacific: any travel shots recommended?

Check travel site: Wherever you go in the world, it's great to be prepared before your trip. Check out the cdc travel website. You can look up your destination and find out what you need to do.

Wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/

take care and have a great time! ...Read more

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Traveling for business--what are longterm risks for me?

Traveling for business--what are longterm risks for me?

Unknown: This is a complex question which depends upon your underlying health and your destinations. Chronic illness can be hard to manage if you travel a lot. You may need some screening tests for illnesses such as TB etc. People who travel regularly have difficulty with getting exercise, maintaining good weight control, and sleeping enough. Discuss your the specifics of your health with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need any shots to travel to the domincan republic?

Do I need any shots to travel to the domincan republic?

Likely: You may need vaccines, especially if you are eating off the beaten path. May need typhoid if it has been over 2 years since the killed shot vaccine or 5 years since the live oral form. Have you had the hepatitis a series? Up to date on tdap, mmr--vaccines? Besides vaccines-all parts of that country have malaria risk--except the cities of santiago and santo domingo. See a travel doctor. ...Read more