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Travel Medicine

Travel Medicine

All the travelers must carry their medications while passing through international borders to treat their long term or serious health problems. Every country has its own rules about which medications are legal. Medicines that are commonly available over the counter in the United States could be considered as controlled substances in other countries. Take an appointment with your health care provider or travel medicine specialist to get needed medicines and vaccines at least 6 weeks before you plan to leave.


Before Your Trip

  • If your travel period is for more than 30 days, consult your doctor about how you can obtain enough medications for your trip, because many a times insurance companies will supply for only a 30-days.
  • Always talk to your doctor about changes in taking your medications once you’re planning to travel to a different time zone.
  • As extreme temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of many of the medicines, speak to your doctor about how to safely store medicine.
  • Ask your doctor to arrange for a card that identifies your allergies, blood type any chronic illnesses you have, any medicines you are taking, and. Have this information available in your destination’s local language, if possible.
  • Some of the travel vaccines cannot be administered to young children, so it’s essential to check with your doctor as early as possible before travel.

After your Trip

  • Consider visiting a doctor for a routine check-up after you return. A medical visit after a long trip is highly recommended for Peace Corps volunteers, expatriate workers, or adventurous travelers.
  • If you’re not feeling well after you return home, consult your doctor immediately and produce all the travel history.
  • Travel-related illnesses may be more serious than anticipated, and the symptoms may not show up until long after you get home, so it is better to closely observe any change in the normal functions of the body.

Hence, to avoid any medicine-related problems during your travel, always consult your doctor, you can call Quick MD Care at 972-645-9400 to make an appointment. We are known for providing best-in-class service in treating and caring for your child. We serve patients from Frisco TX, Little Elm TX, The Colony TX, McKinney TX, Prosper TX, Aubrey TX, Oak Point TX, Lakewood Village TX, Plano TX, and Dallas TX.