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TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN

All Travelers with children should know how to treat minor ailments and when to seek medical treatment. Make sure children are up-to-date with routine vaccinations and discuss possible travel vaccines well before departure as some vaccines are not suitable for children aged under 1 year. You may want to consider giving children the BCG vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) if they haven't already had it .

In hot, moist climates any wound or break in the skin may lead to infection. The area should be cleaned and then kept dry and clean. Remember to avoid contaminated food and water. If your child is vomiting or experiencing diarrhea, lost fluid and salts must be replaced. It may be helpful to take rehydration powders for reconstituting with boiled water. Ask your doctor about this. 

Children should be encouraged to avoid dogs or other mammals because of the risk of rabies and other diseases. Any bite, scratch or lick from a warm-blooded, furry animal  should immediately be thoroughly cleaned. If there is any possibility that the animal is infected with rabies,seek immediate medical assistance.

 It always pays to double-check the drug and dosage your children has been prescribed by doctor or pharmacists in Turkey as they may be unsuitable for children. Some information on the suitability of drugs and recommended dosage can be found on the websites as below;

 

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Travel Health Website 

It is a good idea to consult your government's Travel Health Website before departure, if one is available.

 Australia www.smartraveller.gov.au

Canada www.travelhealth.gc.ca 

United Kingdom https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care 

United States www.cdc.gov/travel 

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