QUESTION I am from the UK and am planning to go to the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana) in October. I have been prescribed Malarone from the nurse at my local GP's, although my mothers nurse informed her that this drug is not suitable for this area? I would appreciate any help, many thanks. ANSWER Malarone is suitable for travel to the Dominican Republic. However, the type of malaria found … [Read more...]
Preventative Medication for Malaria in Dominican Republic
QUESTION I just read the CDC recommended medicines for preventing malaria and I am confused. It gives the pros and cons for taking one drug over another. My husband and I are in excellent health, we need our td boosters. Our 15 year old is current in his vaccinations. We will be in D.R. for 2.5 weeks near Jarabacoa then Rio San Juan. We will be on a missionary trip. What medicine should be take … [Read more...]
Malaria from Dominican Republic?
QUESTION Hi i just came back from the Dominican Republic. I started to have a mild fever, chills, muscle pains, a headache, and a cough. Today the fever and chills are gone but my cough and headache have gotten worse. It hurts my head a lot when I cough, I feel a lot of pressure in my head. Can you please tell me why my head hurts so much. Is this a symptom of malaria? hope to hear from you … [Read more...]