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Malaria Medication Traveling
Depends: The medicine you take is dependent on where you are going. Some areas have resistance to certain drugs (like chloroquine.) you might need to start taking it a few weeks before you left, depending on what you take. ...Read more
Malaria in Iran: "Malaria in Iran: prophylaxis is recommended for rural areas of Sistan-Baluchestan Province and southern, tropical parts of Kerman and Hormozgan Provinces. From March through November, prophylaxis is also recommended for Ardabil and East Azerbaijan Provinces north of the Zagros Mountains." See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/asia/iran.php ...Read more
Malaria Risk: "Malaria in Viet Nam: prophylaxis is recommended for all rural areas except for the Red River delta, the coastal plains north of Nha Trang, and the Mekong Delta. The highest risk exists in the two southernmost provinces, Ca Mau and Bac Lieu, and the highland areas below 1500 m south of 18 degrees N. " See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/asia/viet_nam.php ...Read more
Malaria in Colombia: "Malaria in Colombia: prophylaxis is recommended for all areas less than 1700 m (5577 ft), except that there is no malaria risk in BogotÃ¡ and Cartagena. Risk is highest in the departments of Amazonas, Choco, Cordoba, Guainia, Guaviare, Putumayo, and Vichada. " See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/samerica/colombia.php ...Read more
Malaria risk: "Malaria in Indonesia: prophylaxis is not recommended for Jakarta Municipality, major cities (including Bogor, Bandung, Solo, and Surabaya), or the main resort areas of Java and Bali, which are the most common destinations. Prophylaxis is recommended for rural areas of Kalimantan (Borneo), Nusa Tenggara Barat (includes the island of Lombok), Sulawesi, and Sumatra, and for all areas of eastern > ...Read more
Malaria in Nicaragua: "Malaria in Nicaragua: prophylaxis is recommended for the districts of Chinandega, Leon, Managua, Matagalpa, RegiÃ³n AutÃ³noma AtlÃ¡ntico Norte (RAAN), and RegiÃ³n AutÃ³noma AtlÃ¡ntico Sur (RAAS)." See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/mamerica_carib/nicaragua.php ...Read more
Vaccines for travel: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list Check out this interactive website! You can learn about which vaccines are recommended for travel to a particular area of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a similar feature, and also has information about current outbreaks of disease. Have a great trip and safe travels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malaria in Swaziland: "Malaria in Swaziland: prophylaxis is recommended for the eastern areas bordering Mozambique and South Africa, including all of Lubombo district and the eastern half of Hhohho and Shiselweni districts. The highest risk is around the villages/towns of Big Bend, Mhlume, Simunye, and Tshaneni. " See: http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/africa/swaziland.php ...Read more
I'm about to travel with my two toddlers to Hazyview, Mpumalanga. Do we require malaria pre medication?
Malaria : Check with the CDC. At CDC.gov. Good Luck ...Read more
I'm traveling to Zanzibar in December. Do I need to take anti - malaria medication? Is there any medication that I may need to take for that area?
Antimalarial: Zanzibar is malarial. Therefore you would be taking a chance not taking antimalarial prevention medications starting 2 days before you travel there. Simply using mosquito repellent is not sufficient. You could also get advice from a respectable travel service or an infectious disease specialist or a public health officer in your country or the office in Zanzibar. ...Read more
Script needed: If you suspect malaria given your symptoms and recent exposure, you need to consult with an infectious disease specialist - especially one with tropical disease background. If you want the medicine for prophylaxis for a travel to a malaria endemic area, then consult with a public health specialist or clinic. They may have the medication on hand but you will need a prescription otherwise. ...Read more
Sure: Sometimes one type of malaria preventive therapy has to be changed to another due to side effects. During treatment of vivax malaria also one medication (chloroquine) is used first - to kill the blood forms - then followed by Primaquine to eradicate the form in the liver that can cause relapses. ...Read more
Fortunately, yes: There are several preventive medications (prophylaxis) that can be taken by children and adults to prevent malaria. Travelers to areas where there is a high risk of malaria should consider using prophylactic medications. A primary care doctor, infectious disease doctor, or travel medicine doctor can prescribe the medications. Mosquito netting and insect repellant (deet) are important too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication : Prevention of malaria without medication possible by having deet 30% mosquitoes repellents to apply with mosquitoes net protection. There are several types of medication available for prophylaxis of malaria if you planning to travel in endemic area. Once you get malaria you need to take medication for treatment , without medication malatia is lethal ...Read more
Are there any malaria medications that can be taken and considered safe for G6PD deficient patients?
I am going to Zanzibar on the 16th of June. Do I need to take malaria tablets? if so, how long before the trip must I start the medication? Can I get the medication without a script? What name of the medication?
Yes, you need to: The right option out of 3 is dependant on your history and current medication. You must start the one at least 1 week prior. The other 2 is 1 day prior. You need a consultation for a script and to choose the best one for you ...Read more
I'm going to Zanzibar in December. Do I need to take anti malaria medication? Is there any medication that I may need to take for that area?
Malaris prophylaxis: Yes, I would recommend malaria prophylaxis. Contact you doctor for advice and a prescription for the medication about a week before you depart. Your doctor would be able to assist on which medication would siut you in regards to your previous and current medical history and allergies. ...Read more
Hi, we are visiting Mozambique in January, I would like to know whats the best malaria prevention medication for adults and for a 5 year old?
Malaria prevention: Different regions have different types of malaria. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/mozambique addresses consideration of specific malarial drugs when traveling to Mozambique. Recommend consulting with a travel medicine specialist. Malarial species in Mozambique- Malaria species: P. falciparum >90%, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax rare. ...Read more
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