Montezuma’s Revenge Covers More Than Just Travel Only to Mexico
It seems that mankind is wanderlust. Even with high fuel surcharges for air travel in 2012 people seem to be traveling and traveling abroad more and more. Although pleasurable, traveling to different countries also pose high probability of contracting diseases. Thus it is important that we prepare ourselves before we take off. First aid kits and travel medicines can provide the solution for this.
Buy or Prepare a Basic First Aid Kit:
Get the readily purchasable first aid kits or take the time to personally prepare one for yourself. Bring along all the medication that you take-in in a regular basis. However check if your meds are permitted in the country destination and do not require actual doctor’s authorization and documentation. It is also wise to invest extra dollar on travel insurance that can come very handy in case you contract infection during your trip.
Traveling Off the Beaten Track – Make an Appointment With a Travel Medical Officer:
Developing countries can offer a lot of health hazards. It is therefore important that we set an appointment with a travel medicine expert that can assess the possible health risks and create essential counter. To ensure appropriate work against health risks is enforced for you, visit travel expert around 21 to 32 days before your travel date. This gives an ample time for your immune system to be boosted and well-prepared against certain disease agents.
Which Vaccines Are Necessary For Your Specific Travels:
To boost your immune system and make it work against specific pathogens, immunization is carried out. The usual vaccines recommended by experts to tourists are Hepa A and typhoid. Yellow fever vaccine on the other hand is among the mandatory vaccines for people who are planning to enter South America and sub-Saharan Africa.
Tropical Countries – Think Malaria Prevention:
Malaria is one of the most deadly diseases in tropics and it is increasing in frequency in the past few years. That should make you think twice when planning to visit tropical countries. This disease can lead to complications in the kidney, lungs and livers that can kill the infected individual if not properly treated. No effective vaccine has been developed against malaria however this can easily by avoided. The disease is acquired through mosquito bite so keeping away from mosquito bite can also keep you away from malaria. The use of repellants, mosquito nets and long sleeved tops and pants especially during the sunset can effectively shun one from infection. Prophylactic medication is available too which can be discussed more effectively by travel medicine expert.
Traveler’s Diarrhea or Montezuma’s Revenge – Not Only in Mexico:
Traveler’s diarrhea is obviously a disease contracted by tourists during their trip. This is acquired through ingestion of virus, bacteria or protozoan contaminated food and drinks. Thus this can be successfully prevented by taking only bottled or purified water and sanitarily prepared food. Symptoms of this disease can range from mild to severe and last only for several days despite no medication. However you can take in loperamide to aid in the healing process thus shortening the duration of the disease. If the symptoms do not stop after several days and you are already having bloody stool it is better to consult a doctor.
Consult Your Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist & Other Health Care Providers:
Preparing for a health risk free trip is easy as long as you take advices of the right people like your doctor, pharmacist and travel medicine expert. Another option is you can log on to any travel medicine website which can also provide wide-ranging information for health secured travel.
Laura is an experienced & competent medical /dental vacation organizer as well as being fluent in the concepts and logistics of medical tourism with a specialty in medical tourism travels to Cancun Mexico
Being bilingual in both Spanish & English languages has its benefits
Laura can locate for you an English speaking Cancun dentista or alternatively provide riki reflexology beachside in Cancun , Playa del Carmen and indeed the whole Mexican Rivera in either the English or Spanish languages
Laura es un organizador de vacaciones con experiencia y competente médico / dental, además de ser fluido en los conceptos y la logística de turismo médico con una especialidad en turismo médico viaja a Cancún, México
Ser bilingüe en ambos idiomas, Inglés y Español tiene sus beneficios
Laura puede encontrar para usted uno de habla Inglés Cancún dentista o, alternativamente, dar riki junto a la playa de reflexología en Cancún, Playa del Carmen y de hecho toda la Rivera Mexicana, ya sea en los idiomas inglés o español
Article publié pour la première fois le 21/02/2012