Medical Matters: How to take the travails out of travel
Travellers are as unique as their itineraries, covering all age ranges and many having a variety of medical conditions.
Recently, a young man came into the surgery after returning from a trip to Thailand. During the consultation he pointed to a red linear mark with a zig-zag pattern on his lower leg.
I could see the horror and panic in his face as he told me that this mark had started out as a small dot, but within days had begun to track and move up his leg causing an itch.
His story was...
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