It is time for summer travel! Most of the time things go well. However, if you end up with a health issue while traveling abroad, it can make the trip a disaster. There are several things you can do to prepare for your trip so that you and your family are safe.
The CDC has important information for travelers depending on where they’re traveling, if children are joining, and chronic medical conditions. Click on the link: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/summer-travel-abroad
My personal tips while traveling abroad:
1. Avoid deep venous thrombosis of the calves on long plane trips. Do this by walking up and down the plane every couple of hours, writing the alphabet with each leg once an hour, and special secret, take a baby aspirin the day of the trip.
2. Take a fiber supplement like Metamucil. We walk more and we don’t hydrate and travelers are prone to constipation. Keep it at bay with a fiber supplement like Metamucil.
3. If you don’t know a doctor and do not have easy access to antibiotics to take with you “just in case” you get traveler’s diarrhea, take some Pepto Bismol with you. Chug a capful or a chew a tablet once a day.