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Alexandra

Travelling and swine flu

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Hello everyone

I am due to go on my heavenly holiday in Greece in a couple of weeks.My best friend treats me every year to this week, and it is a spa too!So massage and pampering!

I am so very lucky to have her in my life.

My worry this year though is of course swine flu (as I have pulmonary fibrosis with my scleroderma).

Airports and the plane are my primary concern.

My general practitioner is reluctant to give tamiflu vaccine before symptoms as some seem to be poorly after taking it.But he is keeping a very close eye on me.

I think a face mask would be essential,but other than that I'm not sure.

Has anyone travelled lately?Did you take precautions?

take care

Alex

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Hello Alexandra

 

I recently watched a programme in which the resident doctor advised that face masks are useless as soon as they become damp or wet which they do as you start breathing in them.

 

The NHS has a site at www.nhs.uk which gives information about swine flu for travellers , information for people on immunosuppressants and those with lung problems. If you can't find your answer here why not try ringing NHS Direct on 0845 4647 to see if they can advise you.

 

Either way I hope you have a great holiday and thoroughly enjoy yourself.

 

Take care.


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Hi Alex, I can understand your concerns re traveling by air- I had the same worries myself as am taking immunosupressants and was due to fly. However, I rationalised that I was probably just as likely to catch the virus on a local bus or train, in the supermarket or at my GPs surgery. I have just returned from my hols and do not appear to have caught any nasty bugs. Hope you have a good holiday.

X lizzie

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