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Medical Tips For Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad this holiday with their children to or any near future or traveling in a week to explore tropical (exotic) destinations in South America, Asia, and Africa. Destinations like Zanzibar, Mauritius, Sri Lanka. beautiful tour sites, beaches, bars, parks and cultural highlights, good food and plenty of sporting activities. This activity is confirmed safe for children

Even though they are confirmed safe for children however there are things parent travelers traveling abroad with their children are to take into consideration.


Airlines treat children traveling alone or with their parent with special care and the same goes for pregnant women, travelers on medication and old people and children are more open to contracting an infectious disease.

Below is a list traveling parents, traveling with children abroad should look into

DIARRHOEA
MOSQUITOES
TRAVEL VACINATIONS
CHECK FOR MEDICAL CARE

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad

DIARRHOEA

This is a common form of illness among travelers
According to dictionary Diarrhoea is a condition in which feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form. “a range of symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting”

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad

NHS Inform in Scotland gives detail of Diarrhoea:

Diarrhoea is passing looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you.
It affects most people from time to time and is usually nothing to worry about. However, it can be distressing and unpleasant until it passes, which normally takes a few days to a week.

What causes diarrhoea?

There are many different causes of diarrhoea, but a bowel infection (gastroenteritis) is a common cause in both adults and children.
Gastroenteritis can be caused by:
a virus – such as a norovirus or a rotavirus
bacteria – such as Campylobacter and Escherichia coli (E. coli), which are often picked up from contaminated food
a parasite – such as a parasite that causes giardiasis, which is spread in contaminated water
These infections can sometimes be caught during travel abroad, particularly to areas with poor standards of public hygiene. This is known as travelers’ diarrhea.
Diarrhoea can also be the result of anxiety, a food allergy, medication, or a long-term condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Potential causes of diarrhea include

  • a food intolerance, such as lactose intolerance.
  • a food allergy
  • an adverse reaction to a medication
  • a viral infection
  • a bacterial infection
  • an intestinal disease
  • a parasitic infection
  • gallbladder or stomach surgery

What to do if you have diarrhoea
Read more:- https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/stomach-liver-and-gastrointestinal-tract/diarrhoea

Check for Medical Care

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad

Airline ticket and visas in place and about to travel, pause and wait for a minute, do you have travel medical insurance.

Consult your medical doctor before heading off and search the internet for where you can get adequate medical treatment where you are going ”thanks to google” you can check out the best medical center where you are traveling to, and put everything about your health in order before traveling.

Mosquitos

Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts pierce the hosts’ skin to consume blood. The word “mosquito” is Spanish for “little fly”. WIKIPEADIA.COM

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad
image source Health Jade

Mosquitos are very annoying, but they can also carry diseases! These days you can protect babies and children well with the mosquito repellent. In some countries, you need to protect yourself and the children during the day.


Below is a list of ways to avoid mosquito bites:
Avoid mosquito hotspots. …
Wear light colors. …
Use insect repellent. …
Avoid certain times of the day. …
Wear appropriate clothing. …
Remove standing water. …
Use an insect net. …
Keep the air circulated.
8 ways to avoid mosquito bites when traveling | Rentokil
https://www.rentokil.com/blog/8-ways-to-avoid-mosquito-bites-when-travelling/

Traveling Parents Traveling With Children Abroad
Comfort Mosquito Net

Travel vaccinations

Last but not least: Vaccinations! There are still children being taken traveling without having first been vaccinated.

Vaccinations against diseases like hepatitis A and rabies are not covered by the government vaccination programme in the Netherlands. Rabies is a deadly disease that can be transmitted through a bite, scratch or lick from an infected animal, usually a cat or dog, but bats are also carriers. In fact, any mammal can carry and transmit this disease.

Once this virus has entered your nervous system the disease begins to develop and treatment is no longer possible. This process and the non-specific symptoms that go with it, can sometimes last weeks.

Children are more likely to pet “cute animals” and are often nearly the same size as the animal they are stroking, which makes them even more vulnerable. Stories about this happening are being reported ever more often in the news. (KLM)

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