Careful 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.