Child / Adult traveler health consultations
are performed by medical specialists in infectious diseases and in tropical medicine (travel component) They must be carried out whenever you intend to travel to destinations that may pose a risk. What are traveler's health consultations for?
- To advise the preventive measures to be taken before, during and after the trip. These measures include vaccination, preventive medication for malaria, information on individual hygiene, care for water and food they eat, and other aspects so that you should be alert when traveling. You can also be given information about medical care and security in the country of destination and advice about the pharmacy that the traveler should take with him;
- To evaluate the health conditions of the traveler before the travel, namely pregnant women, children, the elderly, individuals with chronic diseases under medication, among others;
- In order to provide medical assistance upon return, to diagnose health problems possibly incurred during the journey, and to periodically check individuals who spend extended periods in countries or regions where the risk of disease is high.
- For prescription of vaccines, namely yellow fever vaccine to be carried out in the NHS.
Source: Portal da Saúde