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I will be doing the golden triangle from Jan 22 to February 5. Should I be taking anti malaria medication?



11 Answers


answered by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Malaria is a killer. It only takes one bite to infect you.

When it comes to something as serious as malaria you should be seeking, and taking, the advice of a travel health professional (or, if oyu are in the UK, your GP) rather than asking for advice on internet forums (not even excellent travel-specific forums like VT).

You can check the information given on the UK NHS travel advice website:

fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinat...

but you should still visit a travel health professional for advice specific to your itinerary, dates and personal health status.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from London

Definitely take malaria tablets if advised - you really don't want to get malaria! - but avoid larium if you can, as it can have awful side-effects. I took it in the early days before these were made public and suffered quite bad side-effects as a result. I never would have taken it had I known. These days, though, there are effective alternatives which I have taken with no I'll effects. Talk the options through with your doctor/travel clinic.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Province of Ontario

I would also recommend that you visit a travel medicine clinic. It is something I do every time I visit a developing country (in fact I finished off the last of the anti-malarials from a recent trip into a malarial zone earlier this month).

Malaria is caused by a number of different species of the parasite and each one may need a different medication, depending on a number of local factors including drug resistance. A travel medicine clinic can presciibe the appropriate medication to you, based on the specifics of your planned trip, as and if required.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sydney

Agree about getting proper Medical advice.
It is also a good idea to take with you a Mosquito Net- they are not expensive and easy to pack
I spend a lot of time in India, and especially Rajasthan. There are Mosquitos around in Delhi & Rajasthan.
Also drink ONLY sealed bottled water.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from State of Rajasthan

February is winter month of India so means fewer mosquitoes, so there's less chance of catching malaria but prevention is better than cure so you should take anti malaria medication like other member say its not expensive.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Hello
Everybody knows that prevention is better than cure. so i advised to you for carry medicine with you during your tour. not in india only i think everywhere where you go.but during your tour timing very few chances for malaria.because its happend in rainy season.so i think this is the best idea to carry medicine with you on golden triangle tour




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Jaipur

Hello sir
your welcome in India
you not need and malaria tablets,( this is very cold time , no mosquito this time ).
so feel free enjoy your tour
Happy journey




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sydney

Medical Advice should never be given on the Forums. Read the previous replies re Anti-Malarial medication.

Malaria is a deadly disease. I travel frequently in India, and have experienced Mosquitos in Delhi and Rajasthan.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Jaipur

Hi Dear Madam
Marry X-mas
January is very cold session and this time no mosquito , so you can travel with your regular medicine
not require any spacial medicine for malaria
thanks




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sydney

Medical Advice should never be given on the Forums. Read the previous replies re Anti-Malarial medication.

Malaria is a deadly disease. I travel frequently in India, and have experienced Mosquitos in Delhi and Rajasthan. Rajasthan is not very cold at all.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Union Territory of Delhi

No Medication required





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