Fun vaccine side effects…
with the malaria drugs make sure you are taking them before you go and after you come back, i think its for a month either side. also be wary if you get mefloquine/larium, one tablet a week with the possibility of some very nasty side effects. Doxycycline is once a day but wont turn you into a basket case.Posted 3 years agopoahMember
Hep B is a course of 3 injections (liver infection), hep A is a gastrointestinal infection normally given once although you van get a booster after 6-12 months for longer immunity. you can get A&B combined or A with typhoid. you’d probably got the HepA vaccination
you can get typhoid as a capsule filled with live bacterium yuck – more likely to get the skits with that one lolPosted 3 years agojohndohMember
If you’ve had those jabs, I assume the destination will require you to take anti-malaria medication too.
If you choose Malarone (proguanil), time the tablets for mornings rather than evenings (unless you enjoy nights full of utterly mentalist dreams and nightmares.
😯Posted 3 years agoMosesMember
Getting Hep B shots is a good idea if you’re going anywhere nasty. The disease often results in liver cancer, a few years down the line. A mate of mine caught Hep B in Afghanistan in the late 70s, (the place was notorious) and suffered for months of pain & jaundice. Then about 5 years ago the cancer flared up. He lived for another 3 months. That’s not unusual 🙁Posted 3 years agoThe Flying OxMember
Japanese encephalitis vaccine I had in 3 doses in 2009 before a month long trip to Vietnam. A few days after final dose and a couple of days before my flight it gave me shingles. Marvellous.
Correlation does not equate to causation. You might as well claim that the Jap. Enceph. vaccine led to cravings for Beef Pho.Posted 3 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Re anti-malarials, in the UK they tell you to take them but in Malarial countries they say don’t as they just mask the symptoms and delay you seeking treatment. They also don’t prevent you getting malaria. Pretty much every employee in our Nigerian office had has a 2 week stay in ICU with either Malaria, Typhoid, Denghi (sp) fever etc. Taking the anti-malarials etc seems to make no difference. It just seems to be an occupational hazard.Posted 3 years agotoxicsoksMember
hep A is a gastrointestinal infection
Erm, bollox, I’m afraid. Hep A is an acute hepatic infection (the clue is in the name!) with gastrointestinal symptoms, amongst others. It’s most common vector is through contaminated, usually with infected faeces, drinking water. 🙄Posted 3 years ago
I was going to add that toxicsocks but I was a bit vague… the Dr was leaning to getting the Hep A & Typhoid as there was less you could do against those as bad food prep can catch you. As for Hep B the advice was avoid the local hookers so much easier to avoid.Posted 3 years ago
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