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Travel Immunizations?

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Beverly MA
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Travel Immunizations?

We are going to Costa Rica in January with an escorted tour( seeing the sights around the whole country) for part of the time and in Playa Samara as well ..."on our own". I looked at the CDC recommendations for immunizations and wonder how fellow travelers have dealt with these issues? We are healthy and active,and over 60......and want to be prepared ....I have made some inquiries to "travel clinics" and they are costly...Thanks !

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We've all been a victim of "travelers' diarrhea" probably -- just different water and different food is enough to do it for some folks. But there are several remedies - including the Pepto that Framptonian recommended. I always keep some Pepto tablets with me and take one if I am "unsure."

Really, it's not a good idea to take antibiotic for travelers' diarrhea. If taking the Pepto tablets or Lomatil doesn't do the job or if you have a fever, go to a clinic or a doctor's office. Yes, there are doctors in Costa Rica! And if they feel you need an antibiotic, they are readily available here.

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