Travel Preparations

travel-preparationsCareful planning will help you to avoid stress, both during travel preparations and during your trip.

Use our checklist when planning a trip:

  • If you are taking medication, take a sufficient supply with you. If necessary consult your doctor before going on a trip.
  • If possible, during your trip try to eat like you do at home.
  • Avoid any risk of infection when on vacation (especially infection of the urinary tract). Swimming pools, for example, are a common source of infection.
  • If you are travelling by public transport, make sure to reserve a seat with close access to the toilet.
  • There is no way to be sure about hygiene levels in a public toilet so it is advisable to always carry your own toilet paper and toilet seat protectors.
  • It is also recommended to get a GAG-layer replenishing substance instillation (e.g. Gepan® instill) shortly before going on a trip. This will reduce the possibility of symptoms recurring during the trip.
  • Patients who need a special mattress (e.g. a latex mattress) or heated blankets should check upfront with their accommodation that this will be possible when planning a trip that requires staying overnight.
  • When it comes to intimate hygiene, unscented, white toilet paper is perfectly fine, as well as Ph-neutral intimate wet wipes or alkaline, soap-free washing lotion.
  • Take care of your digestion by taking small meals more often.