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Is it possible? Yes it is, in most planes a pointed object (a pen or so) to be inserted in the small manual release opening in the oxygen mask compartment will release that specific mask. Are they released manually for sick passengers? No they are not, the seat oxygen masks are not meant for medical reasons, only for emergency reasons, namely ...


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Low and central. The center (midships) is least affected by pitching (boat rotating up and down when moving into/with waves), and low floors are least affected by rolling (boat rotating side to side when the waves comes in from the side). Homework reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_motions


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Water regulations in Switzerland are very strict and most tap water is of impeccable quality. There is also a law which states that any fountain, which doesn't have regulated drinking water, has to be declared as such, so if you see a fountain with no sign on a village square, it's very likely safe to be drunk. This is most likely the reason why there is a ...


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The short answer is no. The long answer is here: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/wales/healthcare_w/healthcare_help_with_health_costs_e/nhs_charges_for_people_from_abroad.htm With the following being the most salient bits: Your entitlement to free NHS treatment depends on the length and purpose of your residence in the UK, not your nationality. and ...


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TL;DR -> No, not really On the plus side, a sauna can get you accustomed to sweat. But a typical sauna session of 20 - 30 minutes will not include the activities you would undertake in a visit to Africa. It's also not the same kind of sweat you get in a tropical environment. Some evidence for acclimation is given by examining how the military trains ...


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A few observations (my nephew has a rather broad set of allergies so I have had to deal with this on several trips): In Germany, restaurant menus do mention allergens and additives. It seems to be mandatory EU-wide now but I have never seen it in France for example so I would not rely on it and ask for confirmation in any case. Industrial products and just ...


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I doubt it will go bad. However, there might be other issues: Most countries have import restrictions for food due to diseases. Technically, Turkey does not allow the import of meat, although I understand that they're quite flexible with that. As a predominantly Muslim country, Bacon might raise some eyebrows in Turkey.


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First off, do you have a diagnosis from your doctor, with a letter stating this? It could be useful, and I'll get to that. If you have time before the flight to get a letter, and potentially a prescription, the doctor may have some suggestions or medicine to help you cope with the flight - something to relax you. Get to the airport early, giving yourself ...


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The NHS seems to think the entire country bar Addis Ababa is a high Malaria zone. The US State Department's website for Ethiopia under health states: Malaria is prevalent in Ethiopia outside of the highland areas excluding Addis Ababa. Extremely high malaria transmission occurs throughout the year below 2,000 m (6,600 ft). Altitudes between 2,000 m ...


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General Tips and Tricks There are various guides on the web focusing specifically on how to travel with a stoma. Most of which are written by authoritative associations, such as the UK Colostomy Association, Ostomy Lifestyle, and Securicare Medical just to mention a few. For a complete, portable tips-and-tricks guide, here is a Travel Advice PDF by the UK ...


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I have flown from the USA back to Asia with cured meat products (southern hog jowls) without issue. I freeze them before I go, then wrap with some insulating materials. It survives some 24 hours of traveling without a problem. Usually at intermediate airports there is no health inspection, so there shouldn't be a problem in Italy (unless you have separate ...


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No need to squat... You can approach this challenge with the sort of gear one sees at the Glastonbury Festival... This is a small, light-weight, aluminum frame with a canvas seat. The seat has a convenient hole in it. The whole ensemble fits comfortably in a backpack or medium sized shoulder bag. It's weight and compactness lends itself to discrete ...


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You need to be forward with the allergy, don't be shy and ASK. Have an "allergy translation card" (*) with you and/or with the person with the allergy. You need to have it with translation in the different languages that you will come into contact with in Europe. (*) google for that


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Australia has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with: New Zealand United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Sweden Netherlands Finland Italy Belgium Malta Slovenia Norway These agreements mean: Australian residents can get help with the cost of essential medical treatment when visiting these countries Full information about Reciprocal Health Care ...


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I went to Japan on Feb. 2014, I am allergic to shellfish. I did a lot of research. First thing, it is illegal to bring an epi-pen to Japan and almost impossible to get a special permit to get them in the country. I got the printed card and also a pandora charm that said I was allergic to shellfish. I carried with me Benadryl everywhere. Server at restaurants ...


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Immigration officials do not have access to your debt information, they only have access to immigration info provided on visa forms or entry forms or court actions against you (and this later is only for serious offenses, not minor things like parking tickets). As you are on terms with the medical service and making payments, there is no reason for this to ...


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No you are not. Access to healthcare is based on residency, not citizenship. If you are not resident in Ireland (and not resident in a country with reciprocal agreements, such as the EU, Switzerland and Australia) then you are not entitled to free healthcare. There are some exceptions to this, but none of them appear to apply to you according to the ...


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The bad news is: it's such a broad topic & there are so many insurers out there that it's very time consuming to understand which insurances are actually "good" for you. The good news is: I had the same problem & did loads of research, so read on! Regarding health-related insurances, you are looking for what is usually called an "international ...


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As it is believed to be a bacterial infection, early-stage Lyme disease is treated with 10–21-day course of antibiotics, with oral doxycycline, amoxicillin, and cefuroxime axetil usually prescribed. If it affects the heart or nervous system, ceftriaxone or penicillin may be administered intravenously instead. Lyme disease does not necessarily require ...


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I wouldn't worry about Ebola in India, and neither does the Economist. There is a small Indian diaspora in West Africa (far smaller than the one in East Africa, mind you), but compared to India's sheer population the amount of passengers traveling between the two is pretty minuscule. Now add in that Ebola transmission requires direct contact with a ...


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Personally I would be far more worried about Dengue, as you are traveling during the rainy season. Many more people catch Dengue than Malaria, partially because there is no preventative medicine (and Dengue is no fun, I speak from experience). The Thai government does record a number of cases of Malaria each year, but in terms of percentages and risks, it ...


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I tried the sauna idea myself before moving from the northern hemisphere (in the middle of winter) to the equator. There was no 'control' in that experiment, so I can't clearly say whether it worked or not. But another aspect of this is psychological. What seems unpleasant or normal depends on what you are used to. The strain of ...


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I'm pretty sure you don't have to see a doctor to get penicilin in Cambodia, I got some antibiotics from a nurse on Koh Rong. And pharmacy staff will definitely understand "penicilin". Still, it might be a good idea to see a doctor anyway instead of self-diagnosing and self-medicating. Best ask your hotel/hostel's staff, they should know a doctor who ...


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A quick search from the capitals of the three countries to NYC or MIA shows no direct flights. Almost all of them stop in Morocco or somewhere in Europe, before continuing on to the US. However, and ignoring how effective a travel ban may or may not be on stopping Ebola, what it would consist of is written up quite well in this National Geographic article. ...


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If you are from Denmark (like OP and I), there is a very handy site called rejsedoktor.dk. For a two-week trip to Japan, you need the following vaccinations: diphtheria hepatitis A tetanus It is likely that you already have one or more of these vaccinations. Diphteria and tetanus are usually administered together at public school, and lasts for ten ...


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Well, first let's talk about the air sickness bags. They are not really decreased, it is just how fleet servicing work sometime. When a plane arrives a major base of the airline it get fully serviced, that includes placing in flight magazines and air sickness bags, etc. This happens also when the plane has an enough ground time without passengers onboard. As ...


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The Taj Mahal may qualify as one such place. Due to its marbled construction, it is quite susceptible to pollution and hence it is inaccessible by pollution emitting vehicles in what I believe is approximately a 2 mile radius. The only other vehicles which are allowed in the area are human powered and battery operated Rickshaws which must of course stop ...


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Asking for Information, the Right Way You ask for a cost-/effort-effective solution to procuring insulin in Colombia. The fact that most authoritative websites on the topic only explain how to pack supplies, and how many to pack (see Diabetes UK for an example) somewhat hints to the fact that you are not guaranteed to be able to always find, and buy, ...


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Use 1oz (30ml) Per Application Since you are looking for heuristics, searching around on the web yields various forum threads (see here, here and here), a as well as a dedicated page from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) website. According to these, the right amount of sunscreen per application is 1oz (30ml), given a person with an average height ...


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For those particular drugs, don't worry about it: acetaminophen, calcium carbonate (Tums) and loperamide (Imodium) are widely available over the counter in Australia itself. The Therapeutic Goods Administration page for visitors, and in particular its link to the entire list of prohibited substances (which doesn't contain any of those three), is useful for ...



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