During a typical pre-travel consultation, the following issues related to type of travel and destination are discussed.
We provide a comprehensive discussion of prevention of acute mountain sickness (AMS). This includes a prescription for preventative medications, such as acetazolamide (diamox). We also discuss prevention and treatment of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE).
Blood clot prevention
Detailed discussion of methods to prevent blood clots due to travel.
We provided advice about prevention and treatment of traveler’s diarrhea. A prescription for antibiotics is provided for self treatment of diarrhea if needed.
Comprehensive review of immunizations needed for travel. See travel immunization section. This includes travel specific vaccines (yellow fever, typhoid) and general vaccine updates (Tetanus, influenza).
Detailed discussion of appropriate skin, clothing and mosquito net protection.
Jet Lag (sleep disturbance)
Discussion of prevention of jet lag, as well as prescriptions for self treatment at destination.
We provided detailed information about appropriate medications for prevention of malaria. This is based on current information about resistance to malaria worldwide and current incidence data.
A review of appropriate medical supplies for international travel.
Medications for prevention and treatment of motion sickness.
Discussion of safe water sources, as well as methods for water purification.