It is a good idea to bring some sensible health
aids and medication in case if illness.
I recommend the following:
- Any medication you are currently taking.
- Bottled water is easily available. but you may wish to take
a water purification kit with you.
- Packets of plasters.
- Antiseptic cream and liquid.
- One course of general antibiotics.
- Immodium or what your doctor advises Against tummy upsets.
- Sun cream lotion and a sun hat or scarf.
- Eye drops.
- Headache pills mosquito repellent plus tube of insect bite
- Malaria pills - the standard advice for this is Paludrine
daily, plus Chloroquine once a week.
Ask your doctor about this and other medications.
You should also consult your doctor about any injections that may
be recommended before your visit to India. These should have them
sometime before your holiday. While there is no set requirements
for India I do recommend that you are vaccinated against cholera
and typhoid but the final decision should be taken by your GP.
If you plan to be adventurous in eating out, a gamma-globulin injection
will give you a measure of protection against hepatitis.
In London these injections can be obtained for a small charge
with out an appointment at:
Thomas Cook British Airways
156 Regents Street,