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 just wondering what OTC meds you would take if it was your family going. I am afraid I will forget something. What prescription meds would you ask your doctor for to use just in case? Antibiotics? Anti-nausea suppositories? Other?
Mar 17, '07
by Roy Fokker
Quote from dream'n
I would call my Dr. if I were you. We usually give our traveling patients Cipro (if not allergic) and Immodium to take with them. And if warranted, Malarone and the oral Typhoid. Also make sure everyone is up-to-date on all needed vaccinations, including Hepatitis A.
I recommend Cipro, Immodium/Lomotil as well. Asprin for aches and if someone has breathing/airway issues your inhaler is a must.
Malaria isn't as bad as it used to be on the sub-continent - but it can't hurt to be safe.
PM me if you wish with your "places I'll be stopping at" and I can give some more general tips.
Have a safe trip!
Last edit by Roy Fokker on Mar 17, '07
Mar 17, '07
by indigo girl
One more thing, some of these mosquitoes are active in the daytime so
the netting is not going to help. You will have to rely on long sleeved
clothing, and repellants. Have you checked to see if these diseases are currently present in your travel destination? Some are found even in urban areas, so do check.
Last edit by indigo girl on Mar 17, '07