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Old 12-27-2005, 10:43 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I'm going to Thailand in a couple of weeks. I'll be going to Bangkok, Chaing Mai, Koh Samui, and Phuket. Does anybody know if malaria medication is recommended for these areas? If so, is there a particular medication that is recommended? I hear Malarone (?) is good.
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i didnt worry about it.. it was suggested to me to take it when i went to vietnam and cambodia but i just decided againts it.. i just took lots of repellent, also apparently mosqutios are attracted to stiinky feet so keep em clean, i did and had no problems.. ive also herd maliarian is good if you decide to get it but i hear there can be psycotic side effects

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so what exactly does malaria do besides the fever I heard along the lines of hallucinations ??
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you'll be fine without it (probably). the mozzies in thailand are immune to most anti-malarial drugs anyway.
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Fughetabout it. I have been to all of the above except Samui and never had a problem.
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Hey guys. I'll probably do one of those "Hill Tribe Treks" while I'm up there (sleeping in a hut), and I plan on camping on a beach down on one of the islands. Does that change anything?
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