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Travel Tips

Discover travel tips to prepare for your adventures abroad.

Did you know that several diseases present abroad are easily preventable thanks to vaccination?

Some of them can be benign, but others can lead to serious health consequences.

Find out here which diseases are preventable by vaccination.

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Are you pregnant, breastfeeding, and want to travel?

It is entirely possible with the necessary planning. Ask the pharmacists of Top Santé for advice. They will give you several tips and advice so that you can live this great adventure with your baby.

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Vaccination can be a source of muscle pain which is part of the mild and temporary side effects associated with the injections, ranging from a few hours to a few days.

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Are you sick at destination?

Having health concerns while traveling can be a source of concern.

Before going to a clinic or consulting a doctor there, follow the recommendations of the Government of Canada.

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When you travel outside Quebec, you can receive health care covered by the Quebec health insurance plan if you have a valid health insurance card.

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Do you have to travel with prescription drugs? It is essential to be well prepared. Customs requirements may vary depending on the countries visited.

The pharmacists and professionals of the Top Santé Group are there to help you. Ask for a copy of your prescriptions to carry with you.

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When you travel abroad, mosquitoes and insects can transmit different viruses or parasites with which we are less familiar:

- the Zika virus

- chikungunya virus

- dengue virus

- dengue virus

- the parasite responsible for malaria

It is essential to protect yourself adequately against insect bites.

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Traveller's diarrhea (more commonly known as turista) is a very common illness among travelers and can be contracted in many parts of the world, regardless of the type of trip.

Traveller's diarrhea can cause greater complications for certain groups of people.

Did you know that the clinic teams affiliated with Top Santé have the expertise to inform you about, prevent and treat traveller's diarrhea? Come and meet us on site to get more information.

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If you plan to stay in a place with a different time zone (jet lag), managing your regular medication intake can become a challenge.

Pharmacists at clinics affiliated with Top Santé can help you leave with peace of mind.

They will be able to offer you tools and advice so that you can easily manage your medication intake while travelling:

  • By preparing in advance the quantity required for the duration of your trip.
  • By calculating the jet lag with you and offering you advice on how to adapt your medication intake to the changes in time.
  • By providing you with a complete official list of your prescriptions to carry with you.
  • By checking with you if there are any contraindications or risks to be assessed in connection with your trip and your medication.

Being stung by an insect, be it a mosquito, a fly, a bee or a wasp can cause reactions that are just as unpleasant as they are painful.

The most common symptoms will be itching, redness, swelling, pain or a burning sensation.

In order to reduce the sensation of these bothersome symptoms, several options are possible:

  • Apply cold, this will reduce swelling and itching;
  • Thoroughly disinfect the affected area so that no infection sets in;
  • Apply an anti-itch cream or ointment.

Ask our professionals for help so that they can advise you on the best ways to reduce the discomfort caused by insect bites.