When you travel out of the country, it's wise to expect the unexpected. Being far away from home means there is a risk of contracting disease. The physicians at Travel Clinics of America can prescribe appropriate medications to take with you to avoid and treat disease.
There are several medications available to prevent malaria. Each of them has unique advantages and side-effects. Travel Clinics of America will help you determine which prescription is best for you.
Traveler's diarrhea affects half of all travelers to the developing world. Travelers typically develop the condition after inadvertently swallowing germs during mealtime. While carefully following food and water precautions is the best defense, antibiotics may be required for treatment. Travel Clinics of America can prescribe the best medications for your destinations to take with you.
Influenza breaks out in different seasons in other parts of the globe, so travelers may not realize that they are at risk. The flu shot really works, so Travel Clinics of America will let you know if flu vaccine is recommended for your destination.
Motion sickness may occur when traveling, especially in boats. You may experience dizziness, cold sweats and nausea (with or without vomiting). Sedating antihistamines are the most commonly used remedy. Discuss options during your visit to Travel Clinics of America.
While jet lag is not a serious threat to international travelers, like malaria or yellow fever, it can significantly decrease the quality of your trip. Jet lag is a disruption in the traveler’s internal clock that occurs when several time zones are crossed. International travelers have many tools available to minimize jet lag.
Discuss your allergies with your Travel Clinics of America physician, so you can be prepared with appropriate medication to handle allergic reactions. Even if you do not have a history of allergies, it may be wise to include an antihistamine such as Benedryl in your travel kit.