Top Ten Travel Tips by Dr. Francine Olmstead of New Mexico Travel Health

Top Ten Travel Tips by Dr. Francine Olmstead of New Mexico Travel Health
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hi I'm dr. Olmstead and this is New Mexico travel health you hi I'm dr. Olmstead and these are my top 10 travel tips number one obtain a physical examination and dental examination prior to your departure number two ask your primary care doctor to review your file and make sure you're up to date on all of your routine immunizations such as tetanus number three see a travel health specialist at least four to six weeks before you leave if you're leaving sooner than that then you should make an appointment as soon as possible number four even if a country doesn't have specific required vaccinations recommended immunizations such as hepatitis A are equally important number five if you're traveling to a malaria risk area make sure you receive the appropriate malaria medication certain countries are resistant to chloroquine and mefloquine and so you need to make sure that you're taking the right medication number six it's important for you to discuss all medical conditions even if their remote with your tribal health specialist because some malaria medications and travelers diarrhea medication can have side effects and they may not be right for you number seven travelers diarrhea and insect bites are common when you travel but they can be prevented know what you need to do before you go on your trip number eight purchase international travel health and air evacuation insurance if you have a medical emergency in a foreign country most health insurance plans in the United States will not provide coverage travel health insurance is low cough and air evacuation can be expensive number nine if you return home and even many months later if you feel ill don't forget to tell your doctor that you've traveled out of the country so they can keep that in mind when they're assessing you number ten don't worry about your trip plan ahead and you'll have a great time you



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Dr. Francine Olmstead of New Mexico Travel Health Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico gives you the top ten travel tips to keep you safe when traveling.

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