Travel Health Advice

In this section you will find  TravelHealth advice topics.  Topics such as malaria and how to stop getting bitten. Or what about DVT and what precautions you can take when you fly. Maybe you are afraid to fly and need some advice. Travelling with children can be a nightmare or a wonderful experience depending on how well prepared you are. Other topics include advice for the GAP year student, the diabetic traveller as well as the issue of insurance and sun care to mention a few.

 

Animal contact and bites

Discuss with your Doctor or Nurse the need for rabies vaccination if travelling in areas more than 24 hours from medical help in risk areas. Know what to do if ...
Read More

Backpacking

Vaccinations Check your vaccination requirements at least 6 months prior to your trip. Make sure routine vaccinations are up to date, and check with your doctor or TravelHealth advisor on ...
Read More

BCG Vaccination

The BCG vaccine contains a weak form of the disease The BCG Vaccine (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Vaccine) protects an individual against Tuberculosis.  Since vaccination began in 1953 in the UK recommendations ...
Read More

Before you Travel – travel preparation tips when going abroad

If you are travelling for more than a month, see them earlier. Discuss Malaria requirements and sort out with your travel clinic, GP, practice nurse or pharmacist your required medication ...
Read More

Business Travel: Taking Time to Adjust

A person can be sitting in their GP surgery shortly after arriving home with a tropical disease such as malaria, dengue fever or diarrhoea. These conditions in times gone by ...
Read More

Coping with Jet Lag

Time Zones The earth is divided into 24 time zones, with time changing by one hour for every 150 of travel east or west of the Greenwich meridian. Travelling from ...
Read More

DVT – Deep Vein Thrombosis

What is Travel Related Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? A Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a clotting of the blood in any of the deep veins.  This clotting is usually in ...
Read More

Eating & Drinking in Developing Countries

Boil any drinking water you are unsure about - or drink bottled water - but always ask to open the bottle yourself in restaurants, checking the seal is in place ...
Read More

Family Holidays

Think through your trip before you go to anticipate every eventuality and be prepared! Think ahead of your child to prevent accidents - many countries do not have the same ...
Read More

Fear of flying

Many factors can be associated with this condition, all of which need careful consideration and help.  While factors associated with a fear of flying can be psychological in nature, travellers ...
Read More

Female Travellers

Safety and Security While sexual equality has meant that women are gain to the same rights as the male in the West, sadly this is not the same in all ...
Read More

Gap Year Travel

Whether you are planning to travel the world for fun, or intending to work as a volunteer as part of an Aid Agency, you will need to take careful precautions ...
Read More

Giving Blood and Travel

If you have travelled to a malaria zone, you should wait for 12 months before giving blood, unless you have had a malaria antibody test, which has proved negative to ...
Read More

Health & Business Travel

From the corporate Business Traveller to the low budget sole trader, health shows no respect for status or expense accounts. There are no stereotypical Business Travellers. BusinessTravelHealth.com seeks to recognise ...
Read More

Insurance Cover

 If you are a resident of the UK, UK national, part of an EEA state or a refugee resident in any of the above collect an EHIC form from your ...
Read More

Male Travellers

Check your Weight The number of overweight males in the United Kingdom has continued to rise over the last 20 years, and you are at risk of health problems if ...
Read More

Medical Tourism

A Medical Tourist is a person who travels abroad for specific medical treatment or alternative therapy to restore their health as well as allow them to experience local culture. Among ...
Read More

Preventing Accidents

The tourist on holiday or away from home is relaxed, and in an uninhibited environment away from social restrictions that they might live by at home - being off guard ...
Read More

Preventing Insect Bites

First line protection for the traveller against any insect borne disease is not getting bitten in the first place. Risk of contracting certain diseases varies with location of your accommodation ...
Read More

Senior Travel

Vaccinations Consult your doctor or TravelHealth Advisor several weeks before you leave. It is important to discuss every aspect of your trip, such as where you are going, for how ...
Read More

Sexual Health

The only sexually transmitted disease that is preventable by vaccination is Hepatitis B - see your Doctor or Nurse 3-6 months before you intend to travel for advice. Abstinence or ...
Read More

Sun Safety – Being Safe in the Sun

To be safe in the sun we should have an understanding of how to prevent of skin cancer.  It is also important to know the early signs of skin cancer. Understanding suncream Suncream ...
Read More

Travel Delays

Contact your travel provider For those flying from UK airports to holiday or business destinations this summer, it is important that you contact your airline or tour operator BEFORE you ...
Read More

Travel During Pregnancy

Vaccinations Many countries require vaccination, some of which may not be advisable to have during the first trimester of pregnancy. If it is essential that you travel to a destination ...
Read More

Travel with Asthma

Pre-travel planning and good control are the most important aspects of travel for the asthmatic traveller. Sort out your supplies and equipment Get your GP to write a letter confirming ...
Read More

Travel with Diabetes

Plan Ahead It is important to think through your trip. Research your destination carefully and think through the practicalities of how long you plan to be away, and what kind ...
Read More

Travel with Kids

While most parents will agree that is impossible to have a totally stress free holiday with young children - being organised can help alleviate some of the stress… Planning Ahead ...
Read More

Traveller’s Diarrhoea

What is Traveller's Diarrhoea? Any food or water from an infected source can cause traveller's diarrhoea. Symptoms of traveller's diarrhoea usually begin about three to four days after arrival. It ...
Read More

Travelling with Medication

Some airlines now restrict the amount of hand luggage allowed on flights, it is essential to check with your individual airline prior to flying. The Chief Medical Officer in the ...
Read More

Travelling with Specific Needs

Plan Ahead Visit your GP or specialist nurse as soon as you can to get repeat prescriptions -- get enough for the trip and a bit extra. To make it ...
Read More

When you’re not in the driver’s seat

Allow plenty of time to arrive at the station, airport or dock – much anxiety is involved in arriving late! Check you have all travel documents before you leave home ...
Read More