If your period
Remember it's not unusual for women to stop menstruating
when they're travelling for a long time. If there are
no other symptoms and you have no reason to believe that
you're pregnant, don't worry.
If you're prone to yeast infections, they're more likely
to recur in warm, moist climates. Wearing loose-fitting
cotton underwear and skirts rather than pants may help.
Carry appropriate medication in your first-aid kit; it might
not be available where you're travelling.
|| Bladder problems...
Cystitis is an infection of the urinary tract and bladder.
Drinking a lot of purified water, especially in hotter climates,
may help to reduce your chances of suffering from this problem.
It's definitely inadvisable to have ear-piercing, acupuncture,
tatooing or manicures while you're on the road. Instruments
that are not properly sterilized can carry hepatitis B or
AIDS. If you must have an internal examination, dental work
or injections, contact your government's nearest embassy
or consulate. Officials there can often recommend appropriate
local medical practitioners.
When travelling for extended periods of time, you won't
always be able to eat properly. Consider carrying multi-vitamins
to supplement your diet. If you're pregnant and travelling
in a country where pasteurized milk is not an option, pack
powdered milk. It can easily be sprinkled on any food you
eat. Presto! You've got some more calcium.
Finally, never leave home without adequate travel insurance.
Personalize your policy. Think carefully about the kind
of coverage you need. Are you pregnant? Is this a skiing
holiday? Are you travelling with children? Are you a diabetic?
All of these factors will play an important role in your
choice of policies and they must be considered very carefully.
For example, did you know that many policies don't automatically
cover pregnancy-related conditions or nursery care for