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Medical Advice and Prescriptions

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During a typical pre-travel consultation, the following issues related to type of travel and destination are discussed.

Altitude illness
We wll 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
We engage in a detailed discussion of methods to prevent blood clots due to travel.

Diarrhea
We provide advice about prevention and treatment of traveler’s diarrhea. You'll receive a prescription for antibiotics for self treatment of diarrhea if needed.

Immunizations
We will conduct a comprehensive review of immunizations needed for travel. This includes travel-specific vaccines (yellow fever, typhoid) and general vaccine updates (tetanus, influenza).

Insect precautions
We will discuss appropriate skin, clothing and mosquito net protection.

Jet lag (sleep disturbance)
You'll learn about prevention of jet lag, as well as prescription self treatment at your destination.

Malaria prophylaxis
We'll give you detailed information about appropriate medications for prevention of malaria. This is based on current information about resistance to malaria worldwide and current incidence data.

Medical kit
We'll review appropriate medical supplies for international travel.

Motion sickness
We discuss medications for prevention and treatment of motion sickness.

Water purification
We'll talk about safe water sources, as well as methods for water purification.