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5 Tips for Avoiding Urgent Medical Care While on Vacation July 14, 2017

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5 Tips for Avoiding Urgent Medical Care While on Vacation, Manhattan, New York

Whether it’s a lazy beach vacation in Mexico or an exciting European city trip, your vacation is supposed to be a lifetime experience you will remember fondly. Nothing can mar the memory of your trip like the unexpected need for urgent medical care. The following steps will help you stay safe while you’re on the go during your vacation.

5 Ways to Avoid Urgent Medical Care During Your Vacation

1. Bring Necessary Medications

Always travel with medications to address headaches and stomach bugs, and keep all meds in their original packaging. If you or someone you are traveling with requires an EpiPen®, keep it on hand — in your carry-on, not your checked bag.

2. Get Your Vaccinations

Depending on where you’re traveling, you may want to get certain vaccinations in advance. Check out these recommendations made on a country-by-country basis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3. Drink Sufficient Water

urgent medical careWhen you’re on the go, it can be tough to remember to drink enough water. This is especially true when traveling, as you can’t always be sure if what comes out of the tap is safe. Don’t skimp on bottled water! Dehydration can cause fatigue and, if left untreated, even lead you to require medical care.

4. Follow Travel Food Rules

If you’re in a country where you can’t drink the tap water, beware of how your food is prepared. Ensure any fruits or vegetables are peeled and all foods washed with clean water. Don’t eat undercooked meat — depending on the region, you may want to go vegetarian for your trip.

5. Pack Sun Protection

Bring SPF with you and use it every day. Harmful UV rays can reach you even when it’s overcast. A hat and sunglasses are also a great idea. The last thing you want is to have your holiday ruined by painful sunburn.

 

The right preparation will help you avoid urgent medical care on vacation. If you’re not sure what steps to take, talk to a physician. They can advise you accordingly — and refer you to a travel doctor if needed. For assistance in New York, NY, look to 181st Street Urgent Care Center. Serving Washington Heights and Upper Manhattan, they provide compassionate care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. You can find out more about their services online. For a same-day appointment, call (347) 756-6000.

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