e7 Health offers travel medicine consultations with Board Certified Clinicians for pediatric ages ranging from infants, children and adolescents. We can see a family together for travel consultations such as parents and their children. Having a pre-travel consultation is just as important for children traveling as it is for adults. Children are more prone to gastroenteritis, animal bites and to require hospitalization if they become ill due to dehydration more quickly than adults.
Malaria and other mosquito spread infections are more serious in young children, so making sure to see a travel medicine clinician for education on the most effective mosquito protection measures and to obtain malaria prevention prescription if needed is of upmost importance.
The consultation at e7 Health will discuss the risks compared to the benefits of the child’s participation on the trip. Education on prevention and management of traveler’s diarrhea and illness in children traveling will be provided. The clinician can provide prescriptions that your child may need for travel such as malaria prevention prescription and/or traveler’s diarrhea prescription.
The Clinician will review routine childhood immunizations that should be up to date for international travel as well as travel vaccinations such as Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Cholera, Meningococcal, Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies. Sometimes routine vaccinations may need to be accelerated to an earlier age for international travel.
We also provide consultation for adolescents and students traveling abroad. Often, this age group is more likely to take risks and lacks proper judgement. Safety information is important to be reinforced before travel relating to issues such as assault prevention, STD prevention and drug and alcohol use.
Our clinicians can also provide counseling for infants, children, or adolescents with specific risks such as those with chronic diseases or those who are immunocompromised.
The consultation will also review strategies for providing safe water, formula, snacks and food preparation. We will also educate you on signs and symptoms of when to seek medical care for your child if ever needed. We also provide you with where to seek safe medical care and emergency phone numbers for the countries you are visiting.
The appointment will include:
- Thorough risk assessment of travelers health, itinerary and travel related activities
- Recommendations for routine childhood and travel immunizations
- Prescriptions for travel such as anti-malarial, traveler’s diarrhea, etc.
- Safety and Security Advice
- Travel health and evacuation insurance
- Identification information
- Vehicle related safety
- Water related activities
- Provide advice on how to pack a medical kit for children
- Insect protection methods
- Animal bite prevention and management
- Acute mountain sickness prevention and prescription if needed
- Sun protection
- Age-based Considerations