TRAVEL HEALTHTravelling is a rewarding experience that will expand your horizons and expose you to new languages, foods and cultures. Whether you travel for fun or for work, taking a few simple measures could spare you from finding yourself in situations that may put the health of you or your family at risk.
When travelling, you are at increased risk of contracting illnesses due to exposure to different environments. Your pharmacist is a good resource to ensure you have everything you need for your trip.
Here is a checklist to make sure you have a healthy trip.
Whether you travel by car, train, or airplane, not moving your legs for several hours increases your risk of developing a blood clot. Find out what the risk factors are and a few tips on preventing this common complication of travelling.
ADVICE ON OTC MEDICATION
If you don’t know which over-the-counter medication to choose to relieve your symptoms, don’t be shy to ask your pharmacist!
Depending on your destination, some immunizations should be considered before and after your trip for maximum safety. Make sure to book an appointment several months in advance to ensure you are fully immunized.
PERSONALIZED TRAVEL KIT
Questions on mosquito repellent, sunscreen or rehydration solution? Your pharmacist can help you pick the best products for your personalized travel kit.