Gearing up for Summer Travel? Know when it is not a good idea.
Who doesn't love a get-a-way with the family to a sunny beach. We all look forward to the weeks we can unplug, spend time with the ones we love the most and rejuvenate from all our hard work. But health issues are important to take serious before booking that flight. Here are some important things to look at if you are not feeling 100 percent.
The CDC recommends that in general, you should not travel by air if you:
Will be taking a baby less than 48 hours (2 days) old
Have passed 36 weeks of pregnancy (or 32 weeks if you are carrying twins, triplets, etc.)
Have recently had any type of surgery, especially stomach, brain, eye, or orthopedic (bone and joint) surgery. Check with your doctor to see when it is safe for you to travel.
Have had a recent stomach, eye, or head injury. Check with your doctor to see when it is safe for you to travel.
Have had a recent heart attack or stroke
Suffering from chest pain
Suffering from any disease that you can easily spread to other people
Swelling of the brain caused by bleeding, injury, or infection
Severe sinus, ear, or nose infections
Severe chronic respiratory diseases, breathlessness at rest, or a collapsed lung
Sickle cell disease
Psychotic illness except when fully controlled
Have a fever of 100° F (38° C) or greater
Obvious signs of illness (e.g., severe headache, weakness, skin and eyes turning yellow) Skin rash
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Persistent, severe cough
Confusion, especially if it has just started
Bruising or bleeding (without previous injury)
Diarrhea that does not go away
Vomiting that does not go away (other than motion sickness)
We know that this list seams lengthy but your health and others around you depend on your awareness of traveling healthy.