Travellers fail to pack basic medical products

26 January 2009 09:04

Travellers fail to pack basic medical products

Many holidaymakers could escape experiencing common ailments such as sunburns and insect bites while on holiday if they are correctly prepared before they leave to go on their break, it has been stated.

Research from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society reveals that 81 per cent of holidaymakers suffer from common ailments which could have been avoided if they stocked up on basic healthcare products before leaving home.

Holidaymakers that are prone to go without basic items such as sun cream and insect repellent should make sure they don't go away without travel insurance, as having it could prove to be a financial lifesaver if a person becomes severely ill.

Someone who suffers from heatstroke in the Mediterranean could have to fork out an extra £1,600 for two days in a hospital bed, according to research from gotravelinsurance.

David Pruce, the Society's director of practice and quality improvement, said: "It's understandable that people going on holiday don't think about their healthcare needs, but travelling abroad can expose people to health risks that don't pose the same threat at home."ADNFCR-1320-ID-18669137-ADNFCR

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