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India Travel - health precautions!

Discussion in 'Travel' started by vaidehi, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. vaidehi

    vaidehi Silver IL'ite

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    Hi

    I am visiting India with my 5 year old son for the first time, can you please suggest me what precautions i need to take ....... so that we don't get sick. I understand it cannot be totally avoided, but want to be prepared !
    Also please suggest what basic medications, do i need to carry for my kid ? All suggestions will be really helpful

    vaidehi
     
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  2. Happysoul1234

    Happysoul1234 Gold IL'ite

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    This is a list for my 18 month old but gives you a general idea

    <TABLE style="WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=254 border=0 x:str><COLGROUP><COL style="WIDTH: 190pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 9016" width=254><TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>anti-diarrheal medicine<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>band aids with fun designs<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>benadryl<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=18>deet mosquito repellent in low dose<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>earache drops / tablets<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>Feverall<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>First Aid Kit<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>jello<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>medicine dropper<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=18>mosquito repellent wipes<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>Motrin<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl24 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>multivitamin<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>Neosporin<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=18>Pedialyte<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>Pepto-Bismol<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=18>petroleum jelly<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>saline spray<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=18>sun screen lotion<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>Teething Tablets<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>Tylenol<TR style="HEIGHT: 13.2pt" height=18><TD class=xl25 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d4d0c8; BORDER-TOP: #d4d0c8; BORDER-LEFT: #d4d0c8; WIDTH: 190pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #d4d0c8; HEIGHT: 13.2pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=254 height=18>vicks
     
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  4. advitha

    advitha Silver IL'ite

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    Vaidehi,

    I usually just take tylenol and saline spray.

    A lot of times tylenol just didn't work for my DD, so we had to go for antibiotics or injection. No matter what medicine I carry we ended up buying from the local pharmacy only. Since your son is 5 already just take tylenol, vicks, saline spray, bandaid and some cotton balls for emergency needs. Buy rest of them from India based on needs.

    -Uma
     
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  5. vaidehi

    vaidehi Silver IL'ite

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    Thanks pmahensa for the list, its very handy for an easy reference.

    Thanks again narra & uma, do we need to take any medicine or precaution so that he doesn't get stomach upset or viral fever. Also please tell me what all pre care you all take so that they don't get sick(apart from medication).
     
  6. Nitha J

    Nitha J IL Hall of Fame

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    Vaidehi;
    As Advitha has suggested its always better to go local. I tell you from my exp. (of shuttling b/w hospitals inspite of having half a bag of anti-bio ).
    If you get time you can check this link Travel Medicine Shrewsbury|Passport Health-travel clinic|travel health|travel vaccines|international travel medical care|immunizations|country entry requirement|insurance|yellow fever|shingles|influenza|flu shot,. They will tell you the vaccines; if any to be taken. Also if you get time inform the ped. about the travel. They might also suggest something(in my case nothing).
    Safe travel and give boiled water.
    -Nitha
     
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