Going to India-- what meds to take? - page 2

by AmericanChai 2,217 Views | 11 Comments

My husband and I and our 2 kids are going to India for a month this summer! Dh and I have been before but it's been years (he's from India). I'm going to be packing our prescription meds for asthma/allergies, that's a given. I'm... Read More


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    I'm right below India so welcome to this part of the world! You can put "cdc travel" into google and you'll get the CDC travel site which will help you. Remember, what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger. And try to remember all those community health classes!
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    If you plan on visiting the small villages that have open sewers be sure to bring vick's vapor rub. When I was in India I would apply it just below my nose to help mask the awful odor. Bring lots of anti-diarrhea medicine-I sure wish I would have done so. Call your local health dept and they will recommend the immunization shots you need. When you do get sick and have to go to a doctor in a small village don't be surprised when they give you 50 pills and tell you to take all of them right now. I had seen the villagers drink water from the local well with no problems so I thought I could do it too-not true. I was so sick I thought I was going to die so I took all 50 pills at the same time as directed and survived. Yes drink only bottled water all the time, no exceptions. Have fun!:spin:


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