Transportation Advice

TRAVELING BY AIR Transportation Advice

AIR TRAVEL: Air travel can be associated with several problems.

EAR AND SINUS SYMPTOMS: The change in air pressure during flight may cause ear and sinus symptoms, especially for travellers with upper respiratory tract infections. These symptoms may include difficulty hearing and pain in the ears or sinuses. In most individuals, the symptoms can be prevented by taking an oral or nasal spray, decongestants, or antihistamines.

BLOOD CLOTS: Sitting for prolonged periods during air travel causes blood to pool in the legs, which can increase the risk of forming blood clots in the legs, especially in individuals who have clotting or vein disorders. People with these conditions may be advised to take certain medications, to stretch frequently, and / or to wear compression stockings during long flights to reduce the risk of blood clots.

MOTION SICKNESS: Individuals who suffer with motion sickness can take a medication before a flight (or before sailing if on a cruise ship) to prevent this condition. Our travel pharmacists can recommend drugs for those individuals who are prone to experiencing travel sickness.