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Travel

What do I need to take with me when I travel?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

When you travel away from home, even if you’re just going a short distance, it’s wise to keep supplies with you in the glove compartment of the car or in a small travel…

Can I take scissors on an aeroplane?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

It is very likely that you won’t be able to take scissors on an aeroplane in your hand luggage, so if you wish to take them you’ll need to pack them in your…

Will the climate affect the use of my products?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

If you’re travelling to somewhere warm, or are planning on exerting extra physical effort on your trip, then it’s likely that you’ll perspire more than normal.  This is likely to mean that you’ll…

How many products should I take with me?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

A good rule of thumb is to work out how many ostomy products you’ll need over the period of time you’ll be away, and then add some extras just in case.  You’ll need…

What about airport security screening?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Airport screening and rules vary from one country to the next.  However, wherever you are, it’s law that airport screening must be carried out in a way that treats every passenger with dignity,…

Are there other things to keep in mind when travelling to another country?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

To help aid easy entry and departure into another country it can be extremely beneficial to have a letter from your doctor.  Even better, try to have some ostomy information in the language…

What should I know about air travel?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

When travelling by air everyone is at risk of getting dehydration and jet lag.  To help counteract this, drink a glass of fruit juice or water every hour of flying.  This will especially…

Where can I get products whilst I’m away?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Buying ostomy supplies in a different country, especially one where you don’t speak the language, can prove daunting.  The best way to cope with this is to have some photographs of the products…

Will I still be able to travel?
October 21, 2011 : : 0 comments

Apart from the general advice of not flying for the first six weeks after any operation (because of the increased risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis), there is no reason why having an ostomy…

How can I be prepared when I’m away from home?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

When you’re away it’s simply a matter of being organised. So, for even the shortest trip it’s best to carry not only some spare plastic storage bags, but an extra pouching system…

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