When preparing your holiday there are several things that you should be aware of – especially if you need to bring oxygen or medication with you. In any case, first step is to discuss your travel plans with your doctor.
If you have the opportunity, it is better to pre book accommodation than being spontaneous on place. Especially if you easily become short of breath. Pictures on the internet can give you a good idea of how hotel rooms and cottages are furnished and whether or not it can be difficult to move around. For example, you might be able to determine whether there are stairs in the house or elevators in the hotel. It may be an idea to contact the hotel if you have special requests for the hotel room’s location, for example, that it is on the ground floor.
When travelling, you may be exposed to infectious diseases that can be more or less dangerous – for example when going to some countries in Africa, South America and Asia. A large number of the diseases can be prevented by vaccination or medication. If you receive medical treatment for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) you should consult your doctor to make sure that the vaccination will not affect your medication.
At Centers for Disease Control and Prevention you can check which countries recommend what kind of vaccination.