What you need to know before traveling?

Every trip, even this one to Piła, is an expedition into the unknown, because you do not know where the hospital is, where the doctor, the pharmacy … Let’s go to Cuba. See how to prepare for the trip to get back safely.


  1. Get vaccinated

Before going to countries outside the European Union, it is worth getting vaccinated.It’s best to visit a travel doctor (you can find a list of this type of clinic on the internet by typing” travel medicine “), which will tell you which vaccines are obligatory and which are recommended, although not obligatory. to do it at least 45 days in advance, because the vaccines do not work immediately.


  1. Long flight

Dry air on board dries the mucosa in the nose, dry mucous is a greater risk of catching a virus or bacteria, which is why a lot of people have a cold or catches a cold, to moisten the nose with sea water or at least drink plenty of water on the deck. And walk – long sitting without movement increases the risk of venous thrombosis.


  1. Just in case

Changing the diet, climate, the rhythm of the day and the habits is the essence of the leave, but such changes may affect your health, you may get sick, poison or just break your leg, have an accident or an appendicitis, which is a huge stress, increased by communication problems. before leaving, you will take out an emergency number to the operator, who will tell you what to do, and you will not have to pay for treatment. Attention, especially before you go “sports” – check the exact conditions, e.g. transport by helicopter, and do not save too much – it’s better to blow on the cold.


  1. Protect yourself from the sun

We are a northern people and our bodies are not used to heat and sun, so in southern countries (eg Egypt, Morocco, Italy), where the sun works harder, beware of sunstroke. Wear a hat, between 11 and 13 hide in Always have water on you If you feel that you are feeling dizzy, cool yourself immediately, eg by putting a wet towel on the back or by putting a cold bottle on.


  1. EHIC card

Before leaving, get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in the NFZ, she confirms that you are insured and in EU countries provide access to medical care on the basis of their rules. Unfortunately, in some countries even the insured bear part of the costs and not all services are reimbursed, for the sake of holy peace it is worth to purchase additional travel insurance – only a few zlotys a day.


  1. What about the first aid kit?

Dressings The package of patches will be useful anytime, anywhere. If you plan trips outside the city, add a flexible bandage and sterile dressings

For the pain of Ibuprofen – it is safe and strong.

For a cold A few sachets of Gripex, Fervex and Theraflu, do not heal, but they bring relief.

For diarrhea Coal packaging. This is a safe agent in bacterial infections, such as salmonella. Take Loperamide for acute diarrhea.

Hangover may not happen, but it’s better to have water-soluble electrolytes on hand, for example Orsalit or Liteorsal, and they will also be useful for diarrhea.

See also The names of popular drugs abroad are usually very different from ours – here is a complete guide on how to buy medicines abroad.

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