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Riverdale Urgent Care Offers Tips for Maintaining Health During Travel Season

Riverdale Urgent Care informs community on staying healthy during travel season.

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Bronx, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Summer is approaching and it’s time to make the most of it. Whether planning a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or just some time to catch up with friends, Riverdale Urgent Care wants every trip to be a healthy one. Here are some tips to keep in mind during the most popular travel season.

The first thing to remember is to pack a first aid kit. Bandages and Neosporin are good for cuts; for larger injuries, bring tape and gauze. Hydrocortisone cream provides relief for conditions like poison ivy and stinging nettles. Benadryl helps fight allergic reactions and could also be used as a sleep aid. Pack extra prescription meds in case of getting stranded. And don’t forget the sunscreen! For adequate protection, put on a fresh coat every two hours and apply a healthy amount.

Next, travelers should be sure to check their health insurance. Not all medical insurance covers travel abroad. Don’t let a medical emergency add thousands of dollars to travel expenses. Consult with an insurer before leaving, and consider buying a supplemental policy. There are a number of travel medical insurance products that are reasonably priced.

Traveling on a crowded plane can leave travelers exposed to infection from passing germs. While onboard, drink plenty of water, use saline nasal spray and avoid touching the face. If possible, sit at the front of the plane, which tends to have the best ventilation. Finally, pack an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes to clean hands, tray tables and armrests.

Don’t let the bedbugs bite! Put clothes into sealable bags, and when arriving at the destination, do a scan for the small bugs, or their blood, on the mattress and furniture. Keep suitcases off the floor and avoid putting clothes on furniture or inside the dresser drawers. Once travelers return home, they should put clothes in the laundry and vacuum their suitcase.

Last but not least, visit Riverdale Urgent Care to discuss travel plans and CDC recommended vaccines for trips. Common vaccines offered include those for yellow fever, tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid. Riverdale Urgent Care can administer most commonly used vaccines, including those required for international travel, as well as prescriptions for commonly needed medication like anti-malaria. Please schedule a visit in advance, as some vaccines need to be administered at least two weeks before date of travel.

About the company:
Riverdale Urgent Care is conveniently located at 5665 Riverdale Ave. in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, NY. At Riverdale Urgent Care, each staff member brings in-depth understanding, extensive experience and skills. In addition to treating life’s everyday minor injuries, they offer drug testing, blood testing, vaccines, on site x-ray, EKG, stitches and rapid in house testing for flu, strep throat and mono. They can also perform physicals for DOT commercial drivers, camp, school and employment.

The Riverdale Urgent Care clinic is open 7 days a week - evenings, weekends and holidays, when most doctors’ offices are closed. Appointments are never required - just walk in. The clinic is open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekends. Call (347) 913-4242 today for more information.


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