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Medical Examination after travel

Recent reports have shown that up to 80% of travellers returning from destinations abroad have suffered some form of illness. This is mostly mild and gets better on it's own, such as sunburn or diarrhoea, but some people can become affected by more serious infections which need thorough investigation.

If you feel at all unwell within a few weeks of your return home, then it is advisable to see a doctor to be checked out for some of the following illnesses:
  • Malaria
  • Giardia
  • Hepatitis
  • Worm infestations
  • Bilharzia
  • Trypanasomiasis
  • And a selection of other bowel infections that are easily contracted.
These can be detected by a series of simple blood tests and then treated quickly if any are positive.

E-med can give advice on what to test for depending on how you feel and where you've been, and also organise the tests wherever you are.

REMEMBER, ALWAYS CONTINUE YOUR MALARIA TABLETS FOR 4 WEEKS AFTER YOU RETURN HOME FROM A MALARIAL AREA.


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Information published on this website is not a substitute for professional medical care or advice but should be used only as an aid in understanding current medical knowledge. A Doctor should always be consulted for any health problem or medical condition.

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