June 4, 2018 |  written by IVX Health

Summer Travel Tips for Chronic Illness

Summer is one of the most popular times for travel. With kids are out of school, weather is warm, and there are lots of fun activities happening all across the country, it’s no wonder summer travel is a great American tradition.

Summer Travel with a Chronic Condition

The summer months are a great time to be outside, travel, and spend time with friends and family. However, these activities can be difficult for people with chronic conditions. Symptom flare-ups can occur at inopportune moments, but if you have preparations in place for these times, you can still have summer fun just like anyone else.

#1: Keep Temperature Sensitivities in Mind

If you know you’re sensitive to either heat or cold, then take precautions to avoid temperature-related flare-ups. For beach trips, test sunscreens to make sure they won’t cause a rash, or take a fan to keep cool and dry. If you’re sensitive to cold air conditioning, take layers that you can easily add or remove. Plan activities with your sensitivities in mind.

#2: Plan Bathroom Stops for Summer Travel

If you have GI-related flare-ups, make sure you plan plenty of bathroom stops if you’re driving long distances. Plan your summer travel route ahead of time, and consider downloading an app to find clean bathrooms along the way.

#3: Don’t Neglect Your Health Needs During Summer Travel

If you take medications, make sure you have enough to last you through your summer travel. You can also prepare by getting copies of your prescriptions in case you need to have them filled while you’re away from home. If you need other treatments, like biologic infusions or injections, work with your healthcare provider to adjust your treatment schedule or plan for travel around your treatment schedule.

#4: Know Your Limits

You likely know what your body can handle and what it can’t. Don’t be afraid to sit out some activities or to suggest some other ones that work better for you. Schedule time in just for you to relax and recuperate from activities that may trigger symptoms or make you tired.

Chronic Condition Treatment at IVX Health

If your treatment regimen includes biologic infusion or injection treatments such as Remicade or Ocrevus, consider IVX Health for your care.  We offer comfortable private suites so you can enjoy your time while receiving treatment. If you’re ready to experience how we are redefining care for patients with chronic conditions, contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our many convenient locations.

Travel is also made easy when getting treatment done at IVX Health. We offer flexible scheduling on your time, with evening and weekend availability.

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.