mosszies bites in goa

#1 Mar 7th, 2006, 19:18
Join Date:
Mar 2006
Location:
london
Posts:
15
  • jojo is offline
#1
hello ,
i'm weighing up the pros and cons of taking malaria preventative for a trip to goa next week. I'd like to know how many bites people got in say a two week stay. i understand it's an arbitary question but still interested in people's answers....many thanks
#2 Mar 7th, 2006, 20:31
Join Date:
Aug 2004
Location:
Goa
Posts:
3,836
  • goangoangone is offline
#2
Not many mozzies about at the moment. Obviously depends on where you go locally. Long termers don't take anything. Haven't heard of any malaria cases recently. If you're here for a short stay maybe you should consider taking something. Ain't worth the risk.

GoanGoan......here & there..Goa
#3 Mar 10th, 2006, 12:56
Join Date:
Jan 2006
Location:
uk
Posts:
27
  • strawberry is offline
#3
hi, was in goa a few weeks ago and did get a few bites. i'm taking malaria tablets but met a lot of people in goa that weren't and if they were many stopped after chatting to those that werent.
that's fine, but if you get malaria you'll be quite annoyed you didnt take them. and for such a short trip you may as well.
better safe than sorry is my motto.
#4 Mar 14th, 2006, 11:52
ambika Future Member
Posts:
n/a
#4
If you are gonna take the tablets jojo i recommend doing the research first on all the meds available. just do a search as many folk have posted threads here. some folk have had bad experiences (side effects) with them, some folk good (no side effects) - use a net, some spray, and whether you decide to take the meds or not.......have an absolute ball!!!!!!
#5 Mar 18th, 2006, 00:47
Join Date:
Feb 2006
Location:
Norway
Posts:
13
  • Parallel is offline
#5

mozzies

just back.. no bites - but was on the coast/beach most of the time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by goangoangone Not many mozzies about at the moment. Obviously depends on where you go locally. Long termers don't take anything. Haven't heard of any malaria cases recently. If you're here for a short stay maybe you should consider taking something. Ain't worth the risk.

#6 Mar 18th, 2006, 12:55
Join Date:
Mar 2006
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Posts:
43
  • karmaman is offline
#6
im here in goa now not a mozzie in sight.....seems to be no prob on the beach as they just get blown away just make sure to put lotions/sprays on if its a still night, personally i dont take the meds,weirds me out...
#7 Mar 18th, 2006, 13:38
Join Date:
Jun 2005
Location:
fishing in nepal
Posts:
23
  • frosty is offline
#7
i,ve been here in goa for 1 year 4 months have had at least a pint of blood extracted by the little critters recently had blood samples taken, no malaria! think you have to be damned unlucky to get it here , most of the cases i,ve read about are migrant workers from other parts of the country coming to goa but that said i would never tell anyone not to take them!! could be good just for your peace of mind if you worry a lot?
#8 Mar 18th, 2006, 19:15
Join Date:
Mar 2006
Location:
ENGLAND
Posts:
106
  • alonig is offline
#8

malaria

Ive just returned and didnt get bitten once, maybe im just lucky, but just as well as was last minute trip and didnt take any meds!!
tip is to buy some while out there for next time tho as very cheap!
#9 Mar 18th, 2006, 19:37
Join Date:
Jul 2002
Location:
the Netherlands
Posts:
5,985
  • cyberhippie is offline
#9
Mossies aren't a huge problem along Goa's coast but they are present!! Meds for a short visit are a good idea. Some tourist got carted off to hospital in January in Palolem proof if any was needed that Malaria is a real a present danger!!
#10 Mar 19th, 2006, 07:04
Join Date:
Mar 2006
Location:
Ireland
Posts:
1
  • tcindia is offline
#10

Cool mossie bites

hi
was in Palolem for a week in January and got one. I had been using spray on my feet while I was there, and taking no tablets. I had enough till I got there, and meant to buy some there, but Goan time took over, and I just never got round to it... no side effects since, but if you worry, take the tabets!
#11 Mar 24th, 2006, 21:38
Join Date:
Mar 2006
Location:
Goa, India
Posts:
25
  • Wolfpup is offline
#11
Mosquito repellant is a must. My feet were bitten, and they swelled up like ballons.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Helpful relief to 'itchy' bites Jul 15th, 2012 08:57 16 8321 Health and Well Being in India
Mosquito bites Jul 21st, 2009 03:35 48 9221 Health and Well Being in India
Chillie Bites - what went wrong? Aug 17th, 2005 18:23 16 2512 Indian Recipes
Sound Bites Jan 24th, 2004 11:38 7 1522 Chai and Chat


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2017
Page Load Success