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Malaria...pills..help..suggestions
Posted March 1st, 2013 - 11:10 am by from Riga, Latvia (Permalink)
I'm planing to go to South America fro traveling around one year...and there is a need for malaria medicine....so firstly how does the local people handle malaria what do they use...and which areas in south America are dangerous to get malaria cause i understood that malaria is in only some areas in countries SA....and is it possible to buy this medicine in south America and do i need prescription to than...in my country thy cost very big money...so im looking for alternatives too...
I will be grateful for any information...thanks u already in advance

Posted March 1st, 2013 - 12:08 pm by from Cali, Colombia (Permalink)
Hola Vineta,
Yo vivì hasta hace dos meses en una ciudad de la costa pacìfica Colombiana donde se ven casos de Malaria,muchas veces al año visito la playa,gracias a Dios ni mi familia ni yo hemos tenido malaria nunca y de acuerdo a mi experiencia lo que puedo decirte al respecto es que: primero que todo debes tener algunas precauciones como: usar siempre un buen repelente,mosquiteros y algunos mèdicos recomiendan el uso de " tiamina" creo que es igual a la vitamina B1 de igual manera si vas a la playa debes usar ropa que te proteja sobre todo en las tardes a eso de las 6 p.m que es la hora salen todos los mosquitos.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/002401.htm

Lo demàs creo que depende de lo que atraigas con tu mente, piensa sòlo en las experiencias lindas de disfrutar tu viaje y compartir con las personas bellas que te vas a encontrar, te recomiendo Colombia, es un bello destino.
Cuìdate y que tengas un excelente viaje.

Bendiciones. ;)


Posted March 8th, 2013 - 7:47 am by from Riga, Latvia (Permalink)
Well i could understood something as my spanish is not so brilliant...just starting to learn...well as some people are lucky to not get malaria but some people get it so as we want our with out problems we are considering what we could face before we come...as we are nature people and will definitely go in to nature...we need to think of this issues and especially that my boyfriend with whom i will come have problems with mosquitoes usually...so its pretty serious issue than to consider to protect ourselves as its nothing uncommon in SA....very interesting about B1 vitamin...definitely will think about using B1 as i had problems with B vitamin missing in my body so needed to use injections some while ago...but what about Cymbopogon nardus...its against mosquitoes...but is it working for malaria mosquitoes.
Muchas gracias

Posted March 8th, 2013 - 10:28 am by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
Hi Vineta!

Well, firstable you should tell us which places are you planning to visit with him. And I'm not talking about the country, I'm asking for cities. I live in Rio and there is no malaria in here. Depending on where you are going, you don't need to worry about that, ok?

Other thing, in SA we speak spanish in most countries, but SA also speaks dutch, portuguese, french and english in some countries. Do you know that? :)

have a nice trip!

Posted March 8th, 2013 - 2:21 pm by from Lima, Peru (Permalink)
Hi Vineta,
As Raphael told you, depends of which places you are going to because is most South America cities malaria doesn't exist... is not really usual but places when we could find that disease are usually very poor places with tropical environment.
For example I live in Peru but when I traveled to Brasil they asked me to take a shot, really a vaccine against malaria and everything was ok.
Ask in a near hospital which vaccine you should have and for how long it works