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Gal Travel -- Her Extra Special Health Needs
check-ups, cautions, products and insurance...

 

Number 7

If your period stops...
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.

Number 8 Yeast infections...
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.
Number 9 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.
Number 10 No manicures...
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.
Number 11 Eat properly...
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.
Number 12

Travel Insurance...
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 premature infants?

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