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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
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
Africa dos and don't:
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Travel size tubes: Of sunscreen and a retinol cream.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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