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The Yellow Book is where you find all the current CDC recommendations. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
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Here is the online Yellow Book if you want to see what it's all about. This is free.
To anyone who cares:
Please don't see this as just another “I'm lonely/paniking and want to go home thread” - this is really personal to me and, if anyone here has been in a similar situation or had similar feelings, I would love to hear from you.
I'm 23, male, English. I've been thinking about doing a big adventure for over a year – this is because I wanted to do something different and didn't think there was much left for me at home in England; I was heading nowhere. But to some extent, I didn't really know why I wanted to travel; I guess, to me, it was just something to do. I decided on the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian railway, and then built on the idea of going from London to St Petersburg overland as well. I decided on going solo – partly because there was nobody to go with me but mainly because I thought it would be more of an adventure and I wanted to challenge myself/ma... more »
How do you take up st johnsworth faster and better? Capsule with powder down your stomach or infusion made of same powder?
They are selling capsules with powder here. On the packing they write "you can also open the caspules and make tea from the powder inside".
So I am not getting them for the trip (i'll be thinking of getting them on way home!) but my protection for a couple need boosters next year and I thought I might as well pay less. I'm a bit nervous of getting the right vaccines that are in date and sterile. (I don't really want to be be going around the next few years thinking I had a good vaccine if I didn't!) I figure a travel clinic should be ok. Can anyone recommend one that is particularly good?
I'm in Ethiopia for six months and need to know how if the pharmacies carry the usual prescription meds in Addis Ababa and elsewhere. And would I need either a copy of my prescription or doctors letters?
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Can anyone recommend a dentist or clinic in Cuenca? Costs for one implant? Were you the one who had the procedure? I am trying to separate the commercials. I would rather be in a more "scenic" place in Ecuador or Columbia (no capitals) while I have to wait.
This seemed to be the most apt board to put this in, since insurance = health. I've heard that there is a travel insurance policy that covers, say, being denied entry to a country - not being deported, but, say, in Australia a decision to not let you in for an administrative reason, such as the ambiguous "be of good character" requirement for the visa waiver. (Also decisions by the TSA for the U.S). Does anyone know anything about this? Would be handy for countries such as Japan, where it's not decided whether or not to let someone in who has "been found guilty of a criminal offence) until you actually front up at the airport.
I will be travelling around various parts of the world as part of a 16 month trip next year. I am type I diabetic who uses injectable insulin daily. I wanted to know if it's possible to obtain about 2-3 months supply of insulin in Japan, Australia, Chile, South Africa for the next part of my journey. If so, how should I do this? And also if I need any special documentation to enter the country with insulin supplies. I've checked with my insulin company and it states that my insulin is available in these countries.
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I've seen a doctor in Lao and one in Thailand (today), and I'm pretty confident with both doctors to a point but I wish I could pick up the phone and chat to a European doctor!
Long, would love some input.
The full picture: (terse in places - typing on a smartphone.)
I was in Laos for just under 4 weeks. About 2 weeks ago I started developing a rash on the skin of my arms and back, initially behind the armpit, and shortly thereafter the back of my waist where the bumbag strap sits.
It started to cover my back. Red raised area of skin, no fluid-filled pustules. Itchy as hell. Tried antifungal cream, no effect.
I did really suffer from the heat initially, thought it was probably a heat rash, but Googled it, worried it was scabies...i found a lovely English-speaking phamacist who thought it was likely heat rash or perhaps an allergy. Sold me some oral antihistamines.
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I went to get my jabs for SE Asia yesterday and was informed by my doctors that there is a national shortage of Typhoid in the UK. My doctors currently has none in and has put me on the waiting list to receive a jab as soon as some arrives.
If you are planning a trip anytime soon I'd recommend a visit to your GP as soon as you can, don't leave it until the last minute in case they have none in stock. Luckily I still have 2 months so I hope they get some in before then!
I have just used travelpharm to get a supply of Larium, prices seemed reasonable and they do an on-line prescription service for £10.00p
(My GP would have charged £15.00p) Tablets arrived within 72 hours by 2nd class post.
I am in Koh Chang, Thailand and aware of the dangers of rabies. There was a dog in the bar who I threw my left over food to, the dog dropped the food, so I picked it up and re-threw it to him. My worry comes from... Was there saliva on the food, chances of the saliva transferring from the dog, to the food and then to a small paper cut already healing from a few days ago?
I had my 3 shots for rabies vaccinations before I left the UK, but lead to believe this doesn't stop the transmission of rabies.
Whether or not the dog rabies I do not know.
Should I be thinking about the trouble of getting further treatment, or am I suffering from some hypochondria?
For the past 15 years I have had heavy insomnia.
For the past 15 days I have been taking magnesium supplement, 200mg in the mornings.
For the past 10 days, I have been sleeping like a baby.
Can it be that 15 years of serious insomnia (or at least 10 years of it, to be fair) can be led back to magnesium deficiency? That would be pretty stupid, no?
Can I have my fifteen years back?
We are a Canadian couple currently in Bangkok, Thaland. Our year long travel health insurance (through BCAA/Travel Underwriters) ran out and we were denied renewal as we both had minor visits to the doctor within the year and one of us is currently on antibiotics for a parasite.
We will be overseas in SE Asia and India for the next 6 months and need to get travel insurance asap. Can anyone who has been in a similar situation recommend any alternative possibilities? They recommended we look into getting insurance through a local Thai company but we have no clue yet as to who a reputable company here may be.
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time!
I was wondering if anyone has any advice/knowledge on carrying prescription medication ie, Antibiotics, painkillers, and syringes in the form of a sterile medical kit across the borders of Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, kyrgyzstan, China
would any of this be a concern carrying across borders, is certain prescription medication classed as illegal ect
Thanks in advance
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