If you feel sick after traveling, especially to a foreign country, make sure to see a doctor as soon as you’re able. Just as importantly, you should tell your doctor about your travels in detail, as each and every part of your trip might help identify why you’re not feeling well. The CDC has a page on “getting sick after travel,” on which it suggests telling your doctor the following:
- What you did on your trip.
- How long you were gone.
- Where you stayed (fancy hotel, native dwelling, tent).
- What you ate and drank while you were there.
- Whether you were bitten by bugs.
- Whether you swam in freshwater.
- Any other possible exposures (sex, tattoos, piercings).
The CDC also notes that specific symptoms (like fever, persistent diarrhea and skin problems) are especially worth taking to the doctor after a trip. See more on the page here, and stay well!
- What To Do If You Get Sick On The Road
- Budget for Vaccinations and Medications
- How to Track Illnesses and Health Risks via Real Doctor’s Reports
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