Prevention of gastrointestinal infections in India

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#16 Nov 28th, 2006, 18:52
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You don't really need a prescription for anything short of really hard stuff here. Certainly you can antibiotics with no paper.

Just to illustrate, we ordered a couple of sleeping pills from the local shop (they deliver). This would be considered a highly controlled drug (albeit we only wanted a tiny dosage. It was delivered with no hint of a question asked.

There are pharmacies (ask for Medicals shop in this part of India) always within easy reach. But there are doctors too, and they won't charge you much for a consultation. They are going to have good experience in the local bugs too.

And if you don't fancy allopathy, there are plenty of homoeopaths, ayurvedic docs, etc etc here too
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hi there you can buy norfluxin and most antibiotics over the counter in india
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I agree with the first post, i'm going to india for a month in two days and i started takin probiotics : In france i took BION 3 but there are two others medics : BIOTRAVEL and LACTIBIANE ( that you have to keep in your fridge not biotravel those are pills )...
My doc said that Bion 3 was nice coz' there were 3 probiotics, 12 vitamins and 8 "oligo-elements" that are benefic for probiotics... if i could not take immodium it will be nice, it's better to prevent risks isn't it?

I will make a report if it really works ( i mean bion 3, Merck LAB )

Thanks for the thread, we often forgot to take care of ourselves, it's so true !

(my first time in India thank you IM for all informations !)
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one word:

neem.

readily available through out most of all india.
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Question

I've had a few problems recently and decided to clear the gut and start again. The pharmacist suggested Loxone-T which contains Tinidazole and Norfloxacin. Then I'm going to top up again with Pre and Probotic Capsules, Becelac PB. Good idea or not?

GoanGoan......here & there
#21 Nov 29th, 2006, 11:15
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Lassi every day, GGG.

Make your own curd so you know it is OK.
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Neem

Hm, I see. Pardon my ignorance, but can anyone enlighten me as to what neem is?

Jason


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neem.

readily available through out most of all india.
#23 Nov 29th, 2006, 18:24
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...the stuff in the picture

What the pic doesn't show is that it is a big tree.
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Very very interesting topic!
Thanks for all the information. I'll be getting in India in january and so I have 30 days to try some of these. I hope I can find here in Brazil these kind of medicine.

I don't want to be a paranoid, but if we are here we all are a little bit

Just in case: if it happens a severe infection and the person needs to go to the doctor, what's the best way to find a good doctor in India? Is there any way better than just asking around to find a reliable doctor?

I hope none of us have to experience this, but if it does... just laugh. Anyway, shit happens!
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for good doctors ask your hotel owner for a refferal

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Originally Posted by hsaad ... ... ...Anyway, shit happens!


But controllably ...we hope
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Hello Drzog,

I am having trouble translating your recommendations into French. In brief, I don't think they have the same stuff here in France. Local counter-recommendations for dysentery are: 1) "charbon" --charcoal --possibly mixed with propolis
2) "sarriette" --mountain savory, satureja montana --said to be a natural antibiotic.

Can you comment on these? I don't want to buy stuff that doesn't work, naturally; I'm hoping for expert opinion.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H I've tried all that B1, garlic, even homeo stuff to keep off the mossies --- no luck at all
Mosquitos may be off-topic. If so, please feel free to move this comment. I've had some luck with a non-Deet product. I live (sometimes) in a part of the U.S. where one kind bites you at night and another kind, the Tiger mosquito with stripey legs, bites you by day. It is onerous to spray yourself with Deet spray from head to toe ( because otherwise they bite you on your scalp and through your clothes) every time you set foot outside your door. I have tried B1 (didn't work), garlic (also didn't work). Finally I found something I can recommend: the Lentek Bite Shield. This is a battery-operated device that creates a cloud of geraniol around you. The device isn't perfect. I've been bitten on the feet in grass when I was carrying the Bite Shield. But it has protected me from getting bitten to death in seconds, which is what used to happen. I can take walks without bites on the head, arms, etc. I was gratified to find that a medical website on the mosquito problem in La Reunion stated that geraniol was an exception to the general rule at nothing but Deet and picarin work. The Lentek Bite Shield may be available only in the U.S.--I'm not sure.
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You're right, it is offtopic ...but those damned mossies get in everywhere!!!!

I'll google for that, thanks for the hint.

Back to tummies ....
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Originally Posted by cyberbaba one word:

neem.

readily available through out most of all india.
I take neem in capsule form every day when I'm in India. Before I did this, I would get a bad stomach and/or diarrea a few times each trip, since I've been taking it (touch wood) I've been fine. Whatever other measures people choose to take, I recommend it as it has a host of beneficial qualities for your general health, not just limited to the stomach. If daily neem is good enough for Gandhiji, it's good enough for me!
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