Anti Malaria Medications | Malarone and other Anti-Malaria Medication
Malaria is disease that is caused by a parasite that is carried by a Mosquito. The typical signs and symptoms of Malaria include, high fevers, shaking, chills and flu like symptoms. Malaria can be quite lethal and deadly but if you are going to an area that endemic to malaria then you can take medication to help provide immunization.
Tetanus Vaccination | Td
Tetanus is a bacterial disease that lives in the soil and in fecal matter and can enter the body through an open cut or wound. It can be transmitted through animal bites and can results in muscle spasms, breathing problems, seizures and can be lethal.
Diphtheria Vaccination | Td
Diptheria is a bacterial infection that affects the nose and throat. It can cause breathing problems, heart failure, paralysis and can be lethal. Diphtheria is spread by sneezing, coughing and direct contact.
Hepatitis A Vaccination | Havrix
Hepatitis A is a viral infection that can infect your liver. It can cause inflammation in your liver and effect its ability to function normally. Hepatitis A can be transmitted from contaminated food such as raw fruits and vegetables or water. It can be helpful to follow the rule "Cook it, Wash it, Peel it or Forget it" in reducing your risk of contracting Hepatitis A.
Hepatitis B Vaccination | Engerix B
Hepatitis B is another infection that can also affect your liver. It can be a serious infection that can result in scarring, liver failure and even cancer. Sources of Hepatitis B include sexual activity, Needle sharing and transmission through blood. So if you have to have a procedure or are getting a tattoo while on vacation there is a chance that you could contract Hepatitis B if the equipment used is not properly sterilized.
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination | Ixiaro
Japanese Encephalitis is spread via mosquito bites. Symptoms include vomiting, confusion and loss of coordination. It can be quite serious and lead to swelling around the brain and possibly a coma state and death.
Pertussis Vaccination (Whooping Cough) | Dtap
Pertussis also known as Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is caused by the bacteria Bordetella Pertussis. It results in uncontrollable violent coughing what can make it difficult to breathe. The best prevention against whooping cough is to ensure proper vaccination.
Traveller’s Diarrhea | Dukoral
Dukoral is an oral vaccination used for the prevention of traveller’s diarrhea. The most common cause of traveler's diarrhea is E.coli. You should finish the course of Dukoral 1 week prior to travel and it will provide protection for 3 months. It also help to provide immunization against
Cholera which is a disease caused by a bacterial infection that can result of watery diarrhea leading to dehydration.
Typhoid Fever | Vivotif | Typhim
Typhoid is a disease that commonly presents with fever, headache, abdominal pain and constipation or diarrhea. It is caused by the bacteria known as Salmonella Typhi. You can take Vivotif as an oral vaccination that acts as a preventative against Typhoid fever. Another alternative is to take Typhim which is an injectable vaccination. Typhoid is most commonly spread through contaminated food and water and is usually a result of trace fecal matter.
Travelers Diarrhea | Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) | Azithromycin (Z-pak)
Traveler’s Diarrhea is caused by a stomach and intestinal infection that is associated with diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, fever and bloating. It is commonly caused by contaminated food or water. It is typically caused by a bacteria known as E.Coli. You can prevent the risk of Traveler’s diarrhea by immunizing yourself with Dukoral but just in case it is still a good idea to take some antibiotics with you in case you do contract Traveler’s diarrhea on your travels. Which one is recommended for you is going to depend on where you are travelling as there can be resistance to certain antibiotics in different countries.
RabAvert | Rabies Vaccination
Rabies is a vaccination that can be passed from animal to humans through scratches and bites. It is a viral infection that can cause inflammation in the brain. An infection with rabies can be quite serious and will present itself in humans as irritability or aggressiveness, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, seizures and paralysis. Vaccination will be recommended to patients who are going to be travelling to regions where they are expecting to have contact with wildlife. It is also recommended for patients who are at higher risk of exposure such as veterinarians.
Give us a call and book an appointment we can give you a consult in what vaccinations and medications you need for your travel. Our travel consults are Free of charge and we can also prescribe, dispense and inject your medication for your convenience. Contact us today to book an appointment!