Travel insurance for cellulitis
Cellulitis is a non-contagious skin infection causing your skin to get swollen, tender and red. If you have cellulitis, you will be familiar with the swollen glands, shivering, nausea and fever the condition can bring about but, with your antibiotics in hand, there’s no reason why cellulitis should stop you from enjoying a well-earned holiday.
Staysure is experienced at providing travel insurance with pre-existing medical conditions, so if you have cellulitis, we would be happy to consider you for cover. It’s easy to get a quote online or by speaking to one of our travel insurance team members on 0800 033 4902.
Why do I need travel insurance for cellulitis?
You never know when you might have a flare up or even need hospital treatment. Although we all prefer not to think of the worst happening, it’s good to know you have a travel insurance policy in place to cater for unexpected medical emergencies, particularly if you are in a foreign country.
Cancellation and curtailment is included in our Comprehensive policies and covers you should you have to cancel your trip due to illness. It also covers you and your travel companions’ flights should you be unable to return home due to emergency hospital treatment. You will be covered for extra accommodation near the hospital if necessary and your children can even be flown back home by a competent adult.
We also provide 24-hour emergency medical assistance in English to help you make all your medical arrangements – a great relief when you are far from home in a foreign country. Make sure you list your travel companions when you take out your policy to ensure they are also covered on the same policy, should you need to make a claim.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is often thought of as a substitute to private travel insurance as it covers you for emergency treatment in European Union countries. While it does insure you for emergency treatment on the same basis of the citizens of the country you are visiting, this is where the EHIC cover ends.
Can you fly with cellulitis?
Yes as long as your doctor has said its okay to do so. Making sure the infected areas are covered with sterile bandages is often recommended and keeping up with any medication is a must and as long as your condition has not been misdiagnosed (occasionally, cellulitis can be confused for a DVT/blood clot), you should not have any difficulty when flying.
Tips for travelling with cellulitis
- Bring enough medication to cover you for the entire duration of your trip, plus more should you be delayed or lose some
- Keep all your medicines with you for safe-keeping and ease of access during your journey
- Bring antiseptic cream with you to treat any cuts, grazes or insect bites. Keep them covered and change the dressing if it gets wet or dirty to avoid bacteria which could lead to more serious complaints
- If you do get an infection and it starts to get worse, consult a doctor to prevent it getting swollen and spreading.
Common questions about cellulitis travel insurance
I had septicaemia 3 months ago as a result of cellulitis and was admitted to hospital. Will you still cover me for my cellulitis?
- Provided you have completed any post-surgery follow-up treatment and your doctor has passed you as fit to travel, we will be happy to consider you for travel insurance. Make sure you declare your septicaemia, cellulitis and any other pre-existing medical conditions you might have when you take out your policy. If you fail to do so, you risk your policy being rendered invalid and any claim you make may be refused.
What if I have a relapse and need emergency hospital treatment?
- Don’t panic. Our policies cover you for emergency medical treatment, so you or someone with you will need to call us as soon as possible on + 44 207 902 7408. Our 24-hour emergency medical assistance services will provide multilingual technical and medical support to help you get to the nearest hospital for the treatment you need.
I am undergoing chemotherapy and would like to go away. Will you cover me?
- Firstly, this depends on whether your doctor gives you the green light to travel. You will also need to declare your cancer along with cellulitis and any other pre-existing medical conditions you may have. We will then be happy to consider you for cover should you need emergency treatment while you are away. However, we do not cover ongoing treatment.
Cellulitis Travel Insurance
Apply for your cellulitis travel insurance quote online or call 0800 033 4902.