Vaccinations

 

This takes time, so consult your doctor or nurse ASAP.  These may be required for some trips –

  • Vaccinations are recommended to prevent you getting diseases that are present in the country to be visited.

  • Vaccinations can be compulsory or mandatory – this means you need to have a certificate of vaccination to allow you to enter the country. Yellow fever vaccination certification is compulsory for  . . . read more . . 

Insect bites and Malaria

Insects can cause problems from irritating bites to critical illness or even death. There are many diseases spread by insects. Where there is no prophylaxis or treatment for the disease they transmit, bite avoidance measures have to be followed. An infected midge bite in this country can make you . . . read more . . 

Risky behaviour

Unhygenic sex puts you & your family at risk of serious infection.  This not only applies to behaviour in relation to accidents but to changes . . . read more . .

Accidents

 

Accidents are the commonest problems encountered by travellers. This can be due to many factors:-

  • Unfamiliarity with surroundings

  • Traffic in different directions

  • Increase in alcohol consumption

  • Participation in activities not usually undertaken, e.g., paragliding, scooters, Skiing, etc.

Health care abroad can be very . . . read more . .

Sunburn & Deyhdration

 

Remember -  you can get sunburn even under clouded skies 

Sunburn is preventable.  Limit your exposure & cover up especially after-noon. Always use a high factor sunscreen, wear a hat, use sunglasses and cover up or . . . read more . . 

Culture shock

Problematic even for short-term visitors.  Stay calm and be patient . .

Most travellers will read up (books/internet) on the places they will be visiting. Even with this information, they may not be prepared for some of the sights, sounds and smells that will . . . read more .

© 2015 Dr Paul Lim

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