Travel Recommendations for India
Dear Googlers, Before packing for India please consider the following
recommendations per CDC site:
Booster doses for tetanus-diphtheria (1 shot
)---if your last one was more than 10 years ago.
one time only needed as an adult, and measles
, one time booster if you have not had MMR(measles,mumps,rubella
) which is usually given prior to entering college. Please note that measles is a live vaccine unlike all the others, and it should not be given to pregnant women or to those with immunosupression.
Hepatitis A (shot)
---ideally should be given 4 weeks prior to your trip
. The first dose will start protecting you maximally in 4 weeks. You will need a second shot in 6-12 months to be protected long term.
Typhoid (pills)---4 tablets which are taken 1 every other day
, and will be good for 5 years. It should be taken at least 2 weeks before the trip or sooner
. Note that these pills should be refrigerated.
a series of 3 shots 2 of which are given 4 weeks apart and the third is given in 6 months
. You should get the first 2 shots before departure
. This is especially recommended if you might be exposed to blood or body fluids (for example, health-care workers), have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment.
Hepatitis A/B combination
may also be given. This follows the same schedule as hepatitis B shots.原帖地址: 背包客栈自助游论坛 https://www.bbkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=595#post129106
MALARIA PILLS, 2 most commonly prescribed are the following but only one is needed:
(atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride)---taken one a day starting one day before entering India
and continuing every day until 7 days after you have left India.
)--- taken one a week, starting one week before entering India
and continuing for 4 weeks after leaving India. This is not recommended for people with depression. It has also been associated with vivid dreams.
Ciprofloxacin or equivalent antibiotic
to have just in case of traveler's diarrhea
. If diarrhea occurs and is lasting more than 24 hours or is associated with blood or fever then take one tablet of Cipro twice a day for 3 days.
Depending on your itinerary other vaccines to consider are:
, if you plan to visit rural farming areas and under special circumstances, such as a known outbreak of Japanese encephalitis.原帖地址: 背包客栈自助游论坛 https://www.bbkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=595#post129106
, if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas, such as might occur during camping, hiking, or bicycling, or engaging in certain occupational activities.
) test should be considered after your trip especially if you visit India frequently or if you are staying there for one month or longer.
Over the counter medications to consider depending on your needs:
Imodium for diarrhea.
) for allergic reactions, motion sickness, nausea, and as sleep aid. Hydrocortisone for skin reactions. Sudafed for congestion
, especially if before a flight.
or other anti-inflammatory medication.
DEET containing mosquito
Additional information: see the Safe Food and Water page for a list of links. Consider DEET permeated clothing, and wearing long sleeves and pants when outside at dusk or dawn which are feeding times for mosquitos.
Please consult your doctors for any specific questions or if you are pregnant.
And if you really want to avoid the vaccines then check with your doctor, parents, or your old records to see if any of your shots are documented and up to date.