Rough Guide to Travel Health : (Rough Guide Travel Series)

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The Rough Guide to Travel health is the definitive health handbook wherever you are travelling. Now in its second edition, it is fully updated making it more indispensable than ever. The guide includes practical details on pre-trip planning, with advice on immunizations, medical kits, air travel and tips for travellers with specific needs. The heart of the guide is an A–Z of potential problems and treatments, including homeopathy, herbal medicine and other complementary therapies. Written in a down-to-earth style...

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Overview

The Rough Guide to Travel health is the definitive health handbook wherever you are travelling. Now in its second edition, it is fully updated making it more indispensable than ever. The guide includes practical details on pre-trip planning, with advice on immunizations, medical kits, air travel and tips for travellers with specific needs. The heart of the guide is an A–Z of potential problems and treatments, including homeopathy, herbal medicine and other complementary therapies. Written in a down-to-earth style and avoiding medical jargon, the guide gives the complete lowdown on health risks and vaccinations worldwide, plus comprehensive listings of international travel resources, websites and clinics. As well as this wealth of general advice, there are safety tips for specific types of trips, such as active travel – skiing, scuba diving, climbing – together with a handy section on first aid. Sometime, somewhere, you’ll need this book – don’t leave home without it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843533245
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Nick Jones is a GP, living in Bath, who in the course of his travels has gained first hand experience of illness off the beaten track.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vi
1 Being prepared 1
Planning 2
Travel by air 14
Staying well 21
Nutrition 27
Contraception 28
The medical kit 32
Homeopathy 45
Travellers with specific needs 51
2 A-Z 81
Making a diagnosis 82
Alphabetical listing of diseases and other health risks 85
3 First aid 237
4 Where in the world? 247
Africa 249
Australia and the South Pacific 257
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union 259
The Far East 262
The Indian Subcontinent 264
The Middle East 265
North America and Central America 267
Caribbean 269
South America 271
Western Europe 273
5 Directory 275
6 Glossary 281
Index 295
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