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Hi, my 19 year old son is coming to Nepal in 8 days time for 13 days. He needs typhoid and most likely JE but as both of these are live vaccines they cannot be taken simultaneously (Typhoid oral only available) Which one is the priority - we'll be traveling to lowlands only for a couple of days and otherwise stay in Kathmandu and hills around. There will be eating out to sample Nepalese food :) Hep A + other vaccinations are in order.
My husband and I both suffer from different things that cause us great bouts of pain. When mine flares up I take ether Mersyndol (paracetamol/codeine/doxylamine succinate), Panadine Extra (paracetamol/codeine) depending on the extent and I take phenergan (antihistamine) for allergies as I am allergic to most cleaning products. My husband takes Nurofen plus (ibuprofen/codiene) not all the time just when the scar tissue from where he had corrective spinal surgery gets inflammated and causes pain he also can suffer insomnia and takes restavit when he does. The amount of time we would be gone we would need to take 2-3 boxes is this allowed?
So take the tablets and if you're ill after you come home seek medical help.
Has anyone had dental work done in Saigon or Hanoi? If so, what is your opinion on quality, price, etc.
10 years ago, while taking doxy, my bloke had a severe reaction - blisters, red all over, 3 days of lying down in a dark room.
Since then he's used mefloquine, but we're off to Laos soon where there is mefloquine resistant malaria.
Wondering if this photosensitivity is something that recurs - is there any evidence, either way? I imagine most people who have such a bad reaction don't take it again, but he's rather reluctant to spend a fortune on malarone if possible.
If he does need malarone, can we buy it over the counter in Bangkok, and is it any cheaper than in UK?
We are going to Asia with our little kid and because of that are trying to avoid malaria zones. I'm little disappointed as it seems to be no good hiking spots in malaria free zones, does someone has any recommendation?
There seems to be a live vaccine available in Nepal SA14 14 2 (Chengdu). This seems to have been used in China for mass vaccination, cost is low and requires single dose only and according to wikipedia also licenced in Australia yet under different manufacturer.. But not licensed for use e.g. in USA. Safe to use?
I have just had a hip replacement on October 8, 2013. As a consequence I had a DVT and a pulmonary embolism on October 25. I am now on rivoflaxin (a blood thinner) and planning to fly to Germany for a week and then New Zealand and Australia for five weeks on December 9, 2013.
I am very worried about flying without insurance, but finding it very difficult to get insurance. I am an expatriate living in Saudi Arabia, which precludes me from quite a few insurance companies as for some reason they will not insure people who live in Saudi Arabia - although of course some do and I have always found insurance quite easily beforehand
But, it is pretty difficult to get any health insurance with a recent pre-existing medical condition
Can anybody help with the name/s of a reputable insurance company I can approach for travel insurance
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It's been a few months since we announced impending changes to Thorn Tree, so it's time we gave you an update.
There's been a team of developers and designers working away on a new version for a little while now. Here's the headlines:
We hope to launch a beta version in February 2014. This is not an iron-clad guarantee, but it's where we're aiming for at the moment. We'll keep you updated if this changes.
The new Thorn Tree beta will include the return of private messages. As we've said over this past year, the mods have missed them too – party time.
What will the new Thorn Tree look like?
It will contain the same features and a similar page layout, tweaked to look a bit more 2014, not 2006. It... more »
For those of us who would rather not face a juddering South American overnight bus without earplugs, eyemask and half a milligramme or so of alprazolam, be aware that the last of these is not widely available in South America over the counter. The one exception I found was rural Peru, where strips of 10 could be had for half a sol (USD 0.20). In other countries, including even Bolivia, pharmacies would generally refuse to dispense alprazolam absent a doctor's prescription. Likewise diazepam. Depending on where you are and the doctor's opinion of you, expect to pay between USD 5 and 20 for the requisite paperwork. It might prove easier just to bring alprazolam from home -- though be sure to carry a copy of the original prescription.
Can any one recommend a reasonable travel insurance? I would consider either a per trip policy or an annual one. I probably take three International trips a year, one of which is to Spain, we have been lucky in the past. I am on Medicare at home.
I am an American who will be traveling abroad for 4-6 months. I plan to quit my job, so will no longer have "free" coverage provided.
I bought decent travel insurance with primary health coverage up to $100k, $1M evacuation, etc. (through Travel Insured) and I'm wondering if I should consider either extending my current at-home coverage through COBRA or getting in on some new health insurance through the health marketplace before I go.
How does everyone else deal with the health insurance conundrum when they're traveling abroad for long periods of time?
I'm in Luang Prabang in Laos at the moment. I've got bitten by a dog this morning, went to the hospital, and they gave me an Abhayrab vaccine which I should take on the days 3, 7, 14 and 28. I thought It's popular vaccine (they told me that I can buy in everywhere on my route) but on the internet I find very little information about it. And it makes me nervous - on the days 3 and 7 I'll still be in Laos, on the day 14 i'll be in Cambodia and on the day 28 I'll be back home in Poland. So I'm quite worried - or maybe I shouldn't? Is it possible to take different vaccine to protect me from rabies?
Note - I had originally posted this topic at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2361034 but I have been advised this is the best section to post on. Any help or advice will be much appreciated.
Hi all, please bear with me while I explain my situation in a little detail.
I am Type-1 Diabetic (Insulin dependent) and I am planning to go travelling for 5.5 months between February and July next year. My flights are booked and I am spending about 2 months in SE Asia followed by 3.5 months in South America! :D I plan to visit Northern Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos in SE Asia. I plan to visit Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia in South America.
I have tried talking to various NHS doctors about this and I think their hands are tied in terms of what advice they can give. All they seem to know or want to say is that I should take enough insulin wit... more »
Just wondering what people have been doing about taking Malarone in South East Asia? Is it really encessary?
I am planning to visit Sapa so Ive been told that I would definately need them there?
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