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Do we need to take antimalarial tablets?

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Do we need to take antimalarial tablets?

Hello!

My wife and I would like to travel to Madagascar in August but we are concerned about one thing! Basically we are in the process of trying for a baby and we are worried that if we need to take antimalarial tablets this would be risky for the health of the baby. What is your opinion on this? Should we be worried? Is there a real malaria risk in Madagascar? Can we avoid taking the tablets and be protected from mosquitoes in an alternative way?

I would much appreciate your comments on this!

Many many thanks in advance!!

Best regards

V.

Newmarket, Canada
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1. Re: Do we need to take antimalarial tablets?

I suggest that you discuss this with your doctor and not rely on travel forum opinions for specific medical advice. Before I went to Madagascar, even my own family doctor referred me to a different doctor specializing in travel medicines to ensure that I received the best advice for my situation.

Edited: 14 June 2012, 22:04
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2. Re: Do we need to take antimalarial tablets?

Thank you very much for your comments, most useful!

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3. Re: Do we need to take antimalarial tablets?

cdc website is a good general place to start, but agreed that you should check with a physician.

cdc.gov/malaria/…m.html

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4. Re: Do we need to take antimalarial tablets?

I use MMS for treating all ailments, as required ...

http://jimhumble.biz/15-malaria.html

Malaria is rare in Madagascar so the last thing you want to do is take prophylactics, the side-effects of which could ruin your holiday.

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5. Re: Do we need to take antimalarial tablets?

Is there a duck in the room? quack quack quack.

hc-sc.gc.ca/ahc-asc/…2012_74-eng.php

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_Mineral_Suppleme…

See a RD a real doctor.

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