ONCE IN WESTERN EUROPE
Women traveling in unsanitary conditions Eire vulnerable to urinary tract and blad der infections, common and very uncomfortable bacterial conditions that cause a burning sensation and painful (sometimes frequent) urination. Over-the-counter medicines can sometimes alleviate symptoms, but if they persist, see a doctor.
Vaginal yeast infections may flare up in hot and humid climates. Wearing loosely fitting clothing and cotton underwear will help, as will over-the-counter remedies like Monistat or Gynelotrimin. Bring supplies from home if you are prone to infec tion, as they may be difficult to find on the road.
Since tampons, pads, and reliable contraceptive devices are sometimes hard to find when traveling, bring supplies with you.
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