No matter where you go or what you have planned on your holiday, the likelihood is you’ll be breaking your usual routine.
Travelling overseas can affect the medicines you take often and may mean you’ll need to take medicines you don’t take at home, such as antimalarial tablets — so it’s important to be prepared so you can stay well and enjoy your trip.
Here are 5 ways being away from home can impact on your medicines and a few tips to help you avoid medicine mishaps.
Being around the sea is a national pastime for Australians — walking on the beach, boating, surfing, snorkelling, diving or dipping. You name it we love it.
Many of us also opt for a coastal holiday even when travelling abroad with destinations like Thailand, Bali, and Hawaii being popular.
But your long anticipated beach or ocean holiday could turn nasty if you end up lobster red from sunburn or on the wrong side of a sea urchin.
Here are some tips for preventing common beach holiday injuries, what to do if you are unlucky, and when to seek medical help.