Is hot weather good for asthma?

Heat and hot weather may cause asthma symptoms to flare up but as long as you plan and keep it under control summer can be enjoyed and be great for you!

All the usual triggers associated with summer time will try to dampen your holiday spirits such as increased pollen levels, rising temperatures and pollution particles.

As long as you make sure to:

  • Plan ahead with checking weather reports and making sure you pack all your medical essentials
  • Check pollen counts this will help plan indoor vs outdoor activities
  • Stay Cool in the shade, wear a hat and stay indoors to prevent from overheating
  • Keep hydrated with plenty of fluids especially during the daytime when the sun is at its hottest

Now remember to pack your sunglasses and know you can relax and enjoy your summer time.

Can i take oxygen on my flight?

The quick answer is no but you can still get oxygen and be able to fly.

  • For safety reasons, you can’t bring your own oxygen
  • However, you may be able to book on-board oxygen
  • Airlines have different rules so you must call them to find out as sometimes there may be a charge associated with this
  • Your GP will need to sign and confirm if this is acceptable for your medical condition

For help arranging your medical oxygen for your holiday please contact our team who will be happy to help at [email protected]

I need oxygen for my holiday…

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You can still travel the world, even when you need medical oxygen too. If you need oxygen for your holiday here are some popular questions you may be wondering:

  1. Can you travel abroad with oxygen? If you need oxygen on your holiday, you will need to arrange oxygen at your destination before you travel. Contact OxygenWorldwide for quotes.
  2. Can I take oxygen on a plane? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow travellers to carry their own oxygen aboard  aircraft. You are advised that a Department of Transportation approved battery-powered portable oxygen concentrator is ok to use.
  3. How much is a portable oxygen concentrator? Buying your own is expensive but to use whilst on holiday prices do vary but using experienced OyxgenWorlwide can obtain competitive quotes and have the knowledge of many locations across the globe.
  4. How do you travel abroad with oxygen? Contact the airline you are travelling with first, make sure you have your prescription and also any doctors notes to take with you. Prepare and plan your requirements needed for the duration of the trip. Use OxygenWorldwide as the 24 hours service whilst on your trip allows for that extra care needed when abroad and possibly not your native language.

5 things you can do if you suffer from cluster headaches

If you suffer from cluster headaches you will know the intense pain is so bad some women compare it to contractions during birth. There is quite a lot of help and advice out there and even though oxygen therapy is known to help relieve symptoms where you breathe pure oxygen through a face mask. There is a lot of good advice on how to help assist the affects of these periods of headaches.

Triggers are known to cause these episodes such as; alcohol, bright lights, coffee, flying or being at high altitudes or even heat such as a hot bath or being in hot weather can also trigger cluster headaches.

  1. Ginger – drink ginger tea as this helps to reduce pain and this is a simple and easy way to help relieve symptoms
  2. Avoid alcohol and cigarettes as this may actually increase the number of episodes you will have so best to avoid entirely
  3. Vitamins – these help in a number of ways from the anti oxidants to reducing frequency, speak to your local health expert on what you should be taking each day
  4. Exercising – increase your blood circulation and reduce your stress levels through exercising – so hit your local gym
  5. Be outdoors – we know oxygen helps so getting outdoors will certainly help naturally

If you need oxygen for your travels please do speak with our team of experts who can assist you in organising oxygen for your holiday.

Planning a trip with oxygen? Here’s what you should send to get the best quote…

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I need oxygen for my holiday you ask! Here are some tops things to remember to include when obtaining a quote for your next trip with medical oxygen.

  1. Your chosen destination with your start and end dates for your holiday. Some countries may not be as easy to deliver to or in particular seasons but view our list here
  2. Contact details including address and telephone number of the holiday destination
  3. Name of the person accepting the delivery of the equipment
  4. The type of oxygen equipment you would require
  5. Your maximum oxygen usage in litres per minute and hours per day to calculate how much you will need

To send OxygenWorldwide team all the necessary information when travelling with oxygen use our Oxygen Request Form which will provide us with all the essential details we need in order to process an accurate quote for you for your holiday.

Our Editors pick on the 5 places to travel to with medical oxygen…

So you want to go away and as you know we are always giving helpful advice on travelling with medical oxygen. In our blog today we want to highlight our ‘Editor Picks’ that we have seen as the best places to travel to when you have to bring medical oxygen as a companion too.

It can be difficult to even choose where to go to for a holiday but you want to be able to have a stress free journey and use of oxygen whilst on vacation.

We supply medical oxygen needs to so many countries see our website here for more details on where we deliver but our most popular travel destinations are:

  1. Spain:
    Malaga, Gran Canaria, Alicante, Tenerife and Mallorca
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Traditional Flamenco Spanish dancing

2) Italy:
Rome, Venice, Milan

Gondola in Venice

3) Croatia:
Various coastal destinations

Coast of Croatia

4) USA:
Disneyland in Orlando

The Magic Kingdom

5) Turkey:
Istanbul, Antalya, Marmaris, Side, Alanya

Discover Turkey

Hope our top 5 popular travel destinations have inspired you to plan your next trip with oxygen. Please do speak to one of our experienced team members to help advise, quote and assist you on your travel plans today.

Do you need Oxygen to travel? Here’s our Guide.

Travel is such an exciting experience and when you are not travelling domestically with medical oxygen flying internationally means you just need to prepare a bit more so that you are fully prepared for travel with medical oxygen.

Here is our guide to help you prepare for that exciting new trip across the waters via aeroplane:

  1. It is advisable to book your flight as early as possible. Not only does this give you enough time to plan and arrange your oxygen needs but it also confirms that the airline is able to make arrangements for your medical requirements for travel as some airlines only allow 1 passenger per flight to travel with oxygen.
  2. Plan your oxygen requirements in advance too, contact your OxygenWorldwide team member who can send you a quote upon request and book all your oxygen needs in your desired location using their extensive network and expertise.
  3. Contact your accommodation provider or where you are staying to let them know you are travelling with oxygen just so they are aware as some deliveries may arrive early.
  4. Finally make a visit to your GP to confirm you are fit to fly and travel to your chosen country and have everything you need medically to ensure a swift check in and on-boarding journey.

Happy travels!

If you want to find out more please read our FAQ’s on our website for more information

Do you own a LOX device? Here is how to refill your liquid oxygen…

Our friends over at Linde have produced a helpful video guide for patients wanting to view and understand the liquid oxygen filling process for their LOX device.

Watch and listen to the advice given when refilling your liquid oxygen tank with health and safety tips, what to do and the steps to refill your portable oxygen device.

If you have any questions or queries or would like our team of Oxygen experts arrange your oxygen supply please do contact us for our 24 hour service whilst travelling with medical oxygen.

Stressed? Our guide to take the stress out of travelling with oxygen

In support of #stressawarenessmonth here is our guide to help decrease the stress levels when organising your next trip or holiday abroad. Stress can de-balance your well-being and health causing extra medical problems that with a few simple tips you can try to avoid.


Relax.
Travel with oxygen.
No stress.

  1. Sleep well – not getting your 8 hours a night? A good nights sleep will mean you wont struggle throughout the day, your memory will improve and you will be ill less frequently. We would not want you to be ill prior to your planned holiday and also you will become much more relaxed and able to enjoy your travel plans more.
  2. Be organised – plan all your oxygen needs in advance and speak with one of the experienced team members at OyxgenWorldwide who will take all the stress out of organising your travel with oxygen for you.
  3. Choosing your destination – If you are thinking about planning your next holiday destination then as an individual who travels with oxygen you must select wisely. We have built up a whole network of partners and relationships so that we can supply to most areas of the world but here are most of the country destinations we can provide our service when travelling with oxygen.
  4. 24/7 care – OxygenWorldwide provide 24/7 contact telephone assistance to completely keep you at ease during your holiday.
  5. Remember to relax and enjoy your travels. For more tips on stress generally please follow #stressawarenessmonth for further information and some great advice.
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5 tips to travelling with oxygen this summer

Its that time of year when the summer vacation or trip across the waters is much closer that planning can commence! With research on things to do, places to see and the final itinerary those who travel with oxygen also have a checklist that cannot be left unplanned.

Here is our top 5 quick tips for those travelling with oxygen:

  1. It is always best to plan as far in advance as possible at least 2 months prior to your holiday. This will allow you enough time to organise oxygen at the destination plus plan and confirm any documentation you may need from your GP.
  2. Check temperature levels of your holiday destination so you can pack appropriate clothing. If hot make sure you keep yourself cool with a sun hat and if cold make sure you pack lots of layers to warm yourself up.
  3. Plan according to your mode of transport whether this is car, train, or plane. Each mode of transport has rules whilst travelling. Especially air travel you may need to obtain ‘fitness to fly’ certificate.
  4. Check that you have the correct volumes and amount of oxygen to last the duration of your holiday – if you are unsure then speak with your oxygen company to check and confirm.
  5. Consider any allergies you have and medications you take. If you are allergic to feathers, ask the hotel if anti-allergy bedding, pillows may be available and also make a note of your medication just in case you happen to fall ill on holiday.

Our experienced and friendly team can answer your questions, queries on getting oxygen and travelling with oxygen in many languages. Do give them a call on email or online enquiry here they will be happy to help!