+ Malaria Prophylaxis

What is it?

Malaria is a potentially life-threatening parasitic disease spread by mosquitoes in some tropical and sub-tropical regions. If you are traveling to a location where malaria infection is possible, it is vital that you take medication to prevent malaria. There are several types of malaria prophylaxis currently available.

How we can help

If you are traveling to a location with known malaria, we can help you choose a suitable malaria prophylaxis medication based on local drug sensitivities in the location you are travelling to, as well as your own personal preferences. We advise that you arrange an appointment as soon as possible, because some medications must be started several weeks before travel. We can also give you general advice about the prevention of mosquito-borne illnesses.

+ Traveller's Diarrhoea

What is it?

Traveller's diarrhoea occurs during or shortly after a journey abroad, and consists of diarrhoea with or without fever, abdominal pain, or vomiting. It is unfortunately quite common in certain locations. For instance, high-risk areas include Asia, South America, Africa, and certain parts of the Middle East. Moderate-risk regions include Israel, Japan, southern Europe, South Africa, and some Caribbean islands.

How we can help

If you are traveling to a region with a high or moderate risk of traveler's diarrhoea, we can issue you with antibiotics before you travel as prophylactic "just in case" treatment. We can further advise tips on how to protect yourself from illness while travelling.

+ Travel or Motion Sickness

What is it?

Travel sickness can be common during travel, particularly when traveling by air, sea, on a long road journey. Sufferers feel dizzy, sick to their stomachs, and may vomit. Travel sickness occurs when the balance-detection centres of the inner ear do not correspond to what is seen visually.

How we can help

If you are planning a journey and are concerned about travel sickness, we may be able to offer medications which can help control symptoms.

+ Altitude Sickness

What is it?

Altitude sickness occurs when an individual who is accustomed to low altitudes travels to a high-altitude zone without properly acclimatising. The first symptoms of altitude sickness may include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, swelling of the feet or ankles, difficulty in breathing, and heart palpitations. Altitude sickness occurs because the amount of oxygen in the air becomes thinner and thinner the higher one travels in elevation, and the body does not have enough time to adjust.

How we can help

If you are planning travel to an area of high-altitude, we may be able to offer medication which can help prevent symptoms of mild altitude sickness. We can also advise you on ways to prevent altitude sickness.