Greetings fellow traveller,
The short story: this app is written by an experienced travel medicine doctor to help you work out what to do if you get sick on your travels.
The long story:
Do you travel overseas? ...places like Central and South America? Asia ? Africa?
Do you sometimes eat at local food stalls in these places?? Wouldn't it be good to know the fastest way to fix stomach problems such as montezumas revenge?
If you travel above 7,000 feet, wouldn't it be great to know the trick to managing altitude sickness?
Do you visit the tropics? Do you know how to recognise the subtle signs of impending heat exhaustion?
Aussies are keen travellers AND Travel is such great fun - most of the time ... but there is one thing that glossy travel books brochures or internet sites seldom talk about ... illness ...but it happens ...50% of travellers experience a medical problem. This can be costly in time and money.
We don't want to pay precious dollars for a great trip, only to spend days in the bathroom - and many of those bathrooms are not like the ones back home.
Wouldn‘t it be great if you had a simple, easy to follow guide to help you manage the known and common travelers' health problems?......
How comforting would it be if you had an expert travel doctor riding shotgun with you on your adventures? ...with no extra weight in your luggage!
I’m Dr Deb, The Travel Doctor. I have two great passions, travel and medicine (and I think the iPhone is pretty cool too!). I’ve been looking after travellers for over 25 years.... lots of travellers.
My book has over 200,000 copies in print. I developed this app because I‘ve seen what happens to travelers. I know what information you need. MY travelers carry this information. They know how to fix things. They tell me scary stories about travelers they meet who don't know this basic information.
(Many people have never heard of travel doctors. Our working life is devoted to research and care of Travel Health issues. We prepare travelers, like you, to stay healthy on their travels.. eg We research the best way to manage travellers gut problems... and its not raspberry cordial and charcoal tablets!
Whilst this app will never replace a visit to a doctors office, there ARE simple things you can do to help yourself. This app will tell you those things.... It will give you access to the up to date information you need on how to stay healthy on your travels, especially in those places where the local hospitals can make you sicker than you already are.
How much does it cost to see your doctor? Lots...
How much is travel insurance ? Lots...
What is your health worth? Lots...
This app is a few dollars... a bargain! ...(then you have more money to spend on the trip).
Best wishes for Healthy Travels
:- Minor Bug fixes
:- Improve Performance
Ratings and Reviews
Saved me multiple times in India.
Saved me from tricky predicaments multiple times in India. Great practical app for working out what antibiotics to buy at the local Indian pharmacy for the symptoms you have. Great step by step treatment guidelines. Fantastic! Thanks so much Dr Deb.
The practical suggestions, together with accurate descriptions, made it very easy for me to assess my situation and quickly improve. The interface is really easy to navigate and somewhat intuitive. The content was easy to read and understand - Thank you. Keep up the great work
A Great Practical App
Hooray. Thanks for the bug fix. This App is now great again. I spend 10 months of the year traveling the world, and I can assure you this App is worthy of a top rating for its content and being well organized. When the chips are down and you are ill, this app will be your best friend.
- Dr Deb The Travel Doctor Pty Ltd
- 24.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © Dr Deb The Travel Doctor
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.