Getting ready for your trip what all to carry?
- Clothes :
If heading for a hill station, carry proper clothing.
Carry enough change of clothes for your child especially if
toilet training still on!
Carry for your child only cotton undergarments, socks
and clothing as they can absorb perspiration and thus prevent prickly heat or fungal
infection in the body folds. Avoid tight fitting undergarments, outer clothing and
On your trip what care to take about food?
- Are you entering an endemic zone? If yes - Find out about
the conditions at your new destination like any local disease requiring immunization or
preventive drugs & seek guidance from your doctor. e.g. People entering Surat should
ideally take preventive medicine for Malaria. People should ideally take Typhoid vaccine
traveling to pilgrimages or religious places where appropriate sanitation and hygiene is
- Are you missing a scheduled vaccine? Action? Talk to your
- Make your doctor either prepare a kit for you or give you a
prescription, detailing when to take what?
(For diarrhea, motion sickness, upset
stomach, cough and cold, pain relievers, decongestants and anti allergics. Nasal drops if
going to hill station. Many a parents had to cut short their trip, as the child would get
a severe nasal blockage. Vaseline.)
- Enough refill of any prescription medicine you or your child
- Always carry your doctors telephone number, both, of
clinic and residence so that you can contact him if need be.
- If your child is suffering from any chronic illness or
undergoing a specific treatment, always carry along his history papers, as these will be
helpful in case he needs medical attention.
- Remember - Never take medicines offered by fellow travelers,
as your child may be allergic to them.
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- To avoid vomiting, diarrhea and dysentery: water and milk
should be properly boiled before using. Beware of water you may use for even gargling or
cleaning teeth. Alternatively, use only mineral water of reputed company. Mind you all
mineral waters do not guarantee purity. While taking drinks, ice-cubes should be avoided,
as the source of water is always questionable.
- Foods, sold by street vendors or displayed outside the shops
should be avoided.
- Avoid taking large meals during traveling.
- Since traveling by air at high altitude produces increased
urination, proper fluid intake should be maintained. If your child gets colds frequently
or has a cold while flying, give him a candy to suck on during the descent. This will
prevent negative pressure building up and ear infection
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