This is Dr. David
here are the UK recommendations for travel to goa
you would need typhoid, hep A and dyptheria.
tetanus and polio should be up to date for your children.
actually I want to know exactly what malaria's for young children to at that age for goa if they can take at that age
the best thing is to use antimosquito repellant and avoid being bitten by mosquitos.
if you are there for a short period of time, the chances for malaria are small
if you are there for an extended period of time, then there are medications which can be used to try to prevent malaria.
but these medications have risks.
Chloroquine (Avloclor or Nivaquine) is taken weekly and is the preferred drug for the few areas without chloroquine resistance to prevent malaria.
how long are you going to be in goa?
why are you rating bad service?
because your answers are no more specific than I can find on line. I have asked directly for the exact meds that are good for a 3 and 4 year old and how safe it is and how it is taken and you direct me to a generic website. I already know the info you have given me I wanted specific advice relating to my case not generic answers
for a short trip like that, you and your children don't need medications for malaria prophylaxis.
but you are definite you want to take a medication?
thats not what all the online advice states where can I find the advice you have given
yellow fever is more of a concern.
I am sorry but your answers are not specifc enough for me.
what other questions do you have?
its ok... you are still not able to give specific information to my needs
where are you staying in goa?
at a hotel or are you making trips into the country?
that makes a big difference as to the risks for malaria exposure.
My exact questions again:
I am staying in northern goa.
in a villa complex
my children are 3 and 4
I have been advised to take malaria
i wanted to know which it was, if my children are too young to take it
who advised you?
what form it comes in and is it safe
the travel clinic
I do not feel that your answers will satisfy what I need but thank you
there are medications for this.
in the uk, Chloroquine is most often use.
there are adult and pediatric dosing.
for adults, 500mg once a week.
start 1-2 weeks prior to travel.
continue 4 weeks after travel.
for children. 5mg/kg once a week.
maximum dose of 300mg per child
most common side effects are nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
is this the information you are looking for?
Plaquenil is also used for adults and chidlren.