Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Women's Health Issues while traveling

Hygiene Practices
  • Sanitary pads and tampons may not be available or may not be up to the same standard you are used to, consider bringing your own.
  • Toilet facilities are different in some locations and toilet paper isn’t used in many countries.  Stick rolls of toilet paper in your bag or bring some moistened cleansing wipes.  These are available in resealable travel packs or tubs.
  • Bowel habits may change with travel.  Consider bringing fiber supplements, or a mild laxative. 
Urinary Tract Infections
  • If you are prone to bladder infections, speak with your doctor about taking some medication with you.  Often Ciprofloxacin used for Traveler’s Diarrhea can be used for treatment of a bladder infection. 
  • You may also want to bring some Pyridium, which can help the symptoms but you will still need antibiotics to treat the infection.  Bladder infections should be treated as soon as possible to avoid a more serious infection of the kidneys.
  • If you are prone to yeast infections it might be advisable to bring some treatment with you.  Antibiotics for traveler’s diarrhea and Doxycycline, an antibiotic sometimes given for prevention of malaria, may also cause yeast infections.
  • You can help prevent vaginitis by avoiding wet clothing, tight clothing, underwear at night, douching and unwashed sex toys.

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