Travel Tips for People with Crohn’s Disease

A common health effect experienced by travelers in less developed countries is “traveler’s diarrhea”. This ailment is very serious and can affect the health of a traveler with Crohn’s disease. A special care should be taken during traveling to avoid the occurrence of the condition. Traveler’s diarrhea is caused when a person ingests processed or contaminated food and water. The following article discusses few tips on traveling, so that they may be helpful to a person with Crohn’s disease.

  • Prior thing before traveling is to locate a doctor where you are traveling so that you can visit frequently. This would help you in taking suggestions and medications regularly.
  • If you are carrying prescription medication, be sure enough that you carry plenty of medication for the trip duration. Keep the medication along with you especially when you travel in plane. In this way, you would not lose your medications.
  • If you have the habit of forgetting, it is better you keep the medications in a container with its name typed on it. Take a copy of prescription with the medications mentioned in their foreign names so that they can be bought abroad too.
  • “Traveler’s diarrhea” is a common health effect observed among travelers in less developed countries. People affected with Crohn’s disease are at a high risk of this condition. So, you should take a special care in avoiding traveler’s diarrhea.
  • Be very careful about what you drink or eat. Avoid drinks made from tap water, especially juices and tea. Drink water that has been boiled and cooled. Even make it a habit of cleaning your mouth with boiled water. Consume energy drinks to avoid dehydration.
  • Avoid dairy products that are not pasteurized, uncooked meat, vegetables, ice-creams and fruits that are not washed properly.
  • If you experience chills and high fever, it can be a symptom of traveler’s diarrhea. Consult a medical professional immediately to avoid further complications. Even signs and symptoms such as dehydration, dizziness, extreme abdominal pain and rectal bleeding can be observed

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