Questions tagged [health]

Preventing illness and injury while travelling and how to deal with them if they do occur. Where appropriate use a more specific tag (examples under `tag info`).

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Can travellers write childhood vaccinations into the WHO yellow book, and if so, where?

The book I have for my childhood vaccinations is separate from the book I have for my adult vaccinations (a yellow book from the WHO). I lived in Australia for my entire childhood, and I got all the ...
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How can I avoid ordering multiple bottles of water at a restaurant?

I have a couple esophageal conditions that result in a high probability of a food bolus impaction when eating (a food bolus impaction is when food gets stuck in the esophagus). There are a few ...
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Traveling to cities with extremely high air pollution

Both Delhi in India and Beijing in China are well-known for extreme air pollution which even goes so high that measurement devices are off the scale. Picture by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier, flickr,...
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What is the French phone number for medical emergencies?

France has at least three numbers which can be called in case of a medical emergency: 15 (SAMU), handled by hospitals 18 handled by firemen 112 handled by someone else, or maybe one of the above ...
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Does an EU citizen need to get health insurance before flying to London?

I'm 16 years old, from Lithuania, and I'll be travelling solo to London. In the unlucky case something happens, will the needed health treatments be free? Or is advised to buy an health insurance, ...
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Traveling with medical equipment in checked baggage

My wife uses a compression machine to treat lymphedema, which is a result of her breast cancer treatment several years ago. She needs to use the machine almost daily, otherwise her arm swells, which ...
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Drinking tap water in a country where it is unsafe - anything to do after that?

Yesterday I drunk tap water in Ho Chi Minh. I knew it is unsafe to drink it, but only after I gulped down a cup of water did I notice it was tap water. Since it is safe in my country, I just drunk it ...
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Is Sweden full of mosquitoes during the summer?

Recently, I booked a vacation to Sweden (the south). Because I was so happy to go there, I bought a few books about it. Then, I noticed that there is a chance that you can be bitten by mosquitoes and ...
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Why medical tourism is important in india? [closed]

Medical tourism is a growing sector in India. In October 2015, India's medical tourism sector was estimated to be worth US$3 billion. It is projected to grow to $7–8 billion by 2020. India is the ...
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Medical travel Insurance for Ecuador

My wife and I are retired and intend to travel for 1 year across Latin and South America on a limited budget. We are USA Citizens, but USA Med Travel Insurance is too expensive. Is it possible to ...
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What medicines for travel sickness are available over the counter in India?

We're traveling by car in Tamil Nadu, India, and my wife is suffering from severe motion sickness. I'm looking for some brand names of medicines that are available without prescription to prevent ...
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Manhattan subway for the claustrophobic

I am moderately claustrophobic. The idea of riding a jammed packed subway in Tokyo makes me nervous. But I plan on riding the subway in NYC. Are there certain trains that are more busy and certain ...
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Travelling to China, wondering what diseases/infections they are screening for?

Last time I travelled to China (Shanghai, airport: PVG) there was some kind of imaging system that allegedly screened people entering for some list of diseases. I have a cold or flu or some kind of ...
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Is it true that you can receive emergency care in the UK completely free of charge?

In a related question @GayotFow mentions that: I am aware that visitors can received emergency treatment from the National Health Service (NHS) for free. This seems a bit suspicious but other ...
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UK Visitors and NHS Health Services

I am aware that visitors can receive emergency treatment from the National Health Service (NHS) for free. For ordinary services, the person must pay a bill, and if the total amount due is more than £...
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How to Minimize Sweating in Unusually Hot and Humid Weather?

It is very hot in Brazil right now. Temperatures have been reaching 36C and I find myself sweating very intensely most of the day. It seems like my body goes into a panic, starts sweating and does not ...
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Should I purchase Baby Carseat for 6 months baby? [closed]

I show many parents using baby carseat when they traveling with their child. But if baby is too small then is it good to use baby car seat? A six month old baby not able to seat properly so how could ...
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Can I have medical treatment in Turkey with a tourist visa?

I am an Indian citizen, resident in Germany. My wife is also resident here. We are going to Turkey for a tourist visit next month. We obtained e-visas for that purpose. After getting the visas, I ...
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Will Brexit make a difference to my EU/UK NHIC? [closed]

As a UK citizen living in Spain, how will brixit affect my health insurance cover here? Currently we just pop on down to the local doctors, NHIC card (national health insurance card) in hand, and hey ...
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How to Avoid Nausea During Flight Landing?

Recently I started feeling nausea from the descent until landing. This happened on 5 of 6 flights which I have taken this month. I do not feel nausea during the rest of the flight. Flights have not ...
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heart-trouble and air-travel? [closed]

Few days ago, a friend of mine who has minor heart-trouble was asking if it was dangerous to do air-travel. Now I looked up on the web and found advice on the web to be confusing at the very least. ...
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How might an Indonesian expedite a Dutch medical bill when the policy is to delay issue for four months?

My girlfriend had to visit AMC (Amsterdam Medical Centre) for a medical emergency. She was a tourist from Indonesia and hence only carried travel insurance. The hospital treated her without us paying ...
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Is it safe to travel around Japan when pregnant, regarding radiation? [closed]

We are considering travelling to Japan in May. Maybe I'm pregnant on the journey. We plan to travel around Tokyo, Kyoto and the countryside. Will radiation be too dangerous during pregnancy?
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How to decide on travel to possible Zika zone while pregnant

I have x-posted on the health stack site. Anyone with first hand knowledge about traveling to Argentina while 4 months pregnant? The CDC states that Argentina is a Level 2 Alert country (Practice ...
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Is there any mandatory medical fitness report required to travel to Finland?

I have recently received my tourist visa to travel to Finland for ten days. Do I need to go for any medical checkup and is any fitness report mandatory before travel? Also, it will be good if I can ...
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Is it required that I get immunized for yellow fever in order to go to Ghana?

Must I get a shot for yellow fever to visit Ghana?
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Can I use only buses in Paris instead of the Métro?

I have 4-5 hours between my flight from Amsterdam (Orly airport) and train back to Amsterdam (a one-day trip to Paris). My point is to see the city. I have panic attacks on subways so I avoid them. ...
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About to take an Emirates flight to Philippines: Can I carry medicine with prescription (from my mom, she's a doctor) just in case I need it?

Please take into account I am not American and do not live in USA. My mom is a doctor and she wants to give me some medicine, for example, antibiotics, (all in solid form) and their prescription just ...
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What paperwork do I need as support for a UK Standard Visitor visa application?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen, residing in Nigeria for 13 years. I am currently working in Nigeria for over wo years. I intend to go to UK alone in April, 2017 for one month in order to participate in ...
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Am I allowed to carry medicine, canned food and money into New Zealand?

I am an Indian national and will be traveling to New Zealand as a student. Because I will be staying in New Zealand for 15 months, I was thinking whether I am allowed to carry the following items with ...
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International health insurance expires while abroad, now what?

I'm a British citizen who is normally resident in the US and my health insurance through Premera (an individual plan, not a group plan or through my employer) is a very cushy plan with solid ...
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How to deal with pre-travel insomnia? [duplicate]

I will be flying to Bangkok in a couple of weeks and for the fourth night in a row not getting any sleep (3-5 hours). This is affecting my performance now, especially at work (programmer). EDIT: I ...
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What is my UK residency status if I go travelling for several months?

I'm an EU national who, for the most part, have lived in the UK since 2009 (2 years of school, 4 years of uni with one year USA exchange, now working full time for the last 15 months). I'm ...
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What immunizations are recommended or necessary for Cambodia?

I am planning on going to Cambodia in near future, I did all recommended vaccinations for Thailand, namely: Hepatitis A and B Diphtheria Measles Typhoid Above were free in UK from my GP while ...
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Temperature in airport is cold for hygenic or/and safety concerns?

I have been watching this mini-series: X-RAY: MEGA AIRPORT. In part 3 of the series, they talked about inability of a fire to spread in a cold environment as a reason that Airports are cold. An ...
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Can I carry medicine in Turkish Airlines cabin luggage?

I am travelling to an Asian country from Germany (Cologne-Bonn Airport) by a Turkish Airlines flight. My transit is at Istanbul. I will be carrying some calcium tablets with me in my hand luggage. ...
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Visiting doctors while staying in Australia?

My job takes my overseas -- sometimes very far away. For now my wife is pregnant and is around 19 weeks. She is coming out to see me a few weeks at a time, and is intending on staying until she is due ...
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Sick child in airport - how can the airport help? [closed]

When I was at Doha Airport, in one of the waiting rooms, I ran across a couple who had a small baby with them. The parents were not well-off and were going to see some very ill/about-to-be-dead ...
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What are the remedies for land sickness?

I suffer from land sickness after flying and it usually lasts around 2 weeks for me. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to prevent this?
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How to protect one's lungs while driving a motorcycle through heavily polluted cities?

I drive a motorcycle, occasionally in heavily polluted areas in developing countries. Sometimes the smog is quite bad. The above image may look like a broken down bus to some, but it's actually a ...
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Irish Extension Reply - can I wait?

So I applied for a medical extension on a Irish 90 day visa. I enclosed medical note and cancer unit recommendation for followup now due to new symptoms. I sent a registered priority mail a week ago ...
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Get sick in China with no identity [closed]

Say you are in China, a country where you have to pay for health care. What happens if you are traveling and you become unconscious and you have no form of identification on you. Would they leave you ...
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Time Frame for Travel Vaccine Shots

I am traveling to South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. The shots that I need are: Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A and B, MMR, Flu Shot and Tetanus/Polio/Diphtheria (given as all-in-one ...
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Size 26 curvy girl. Flying across country with Delta. Will I fit into the seat?

I'm a size 26 woman. I'm planning to fly across country with Delta. Will I have trouble to fit into the seat? What can I do to make the flight most comfortable for me? The flight is fully booked and ...
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Polio certification for one week UK visit

I'm a Pakistani citizen going to the UK for a week on a business visit. Do I need to have the polio certification?
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Thailand Zika Travel and Pregnant?

We've found out that we are pregnant (about 10 weeks) and have a 2 week trip in Thailand. (A few of the Islands). The date of departure is mid December. I'm having a hard time understanding what ...
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Any area or district in Shanghai that you can avoid smokers?

I arrived at Shanghai but for me there are too many smokers on the road, entrances of subway stations, entrances of shops, and parks. Especially I hate those who smoke while walking on the road. ...
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Should I get vaccination before travelling to Lombok (Indonesia)

Im gonna go to Lombok in december. Would like to know if need to get vaccination against malaria or other diseases.
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Save pitcher filters, what filters chemicals and metals from water, for separated British taps without space around it?

For their long-term travel in the UK, my grandparents are staying in older hotels where staff have warned them to boil and filter tap water before drinking. The difficulty is that each of their ...
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Except pitcher filters, are there portable water filters needing electricity that filter chemicals, metals, and pathogens? [closed]

This question equals this; the only difference is that the filter can now be powered. Please specify: the voltage of the filter. My relatives will be travelling only in North America, Western Europe, ...