Just wondering if it's necessary to get hep A&B shot before going. Is there other medications I should take before my trip?
Lots of people get TwinRix but that's a question for your family Doc.
it's your call not for me to give out medical advice
I think most travel clinics or your doctor would recommend Twinrix. They might recommend others depending what your vaccination history is. I always bring tummy supplies just in case ... and use pepto each morning :)
All 3 posters are correct....I follow #3 and take a pepto tab each day and it works for me. A lot of problems stem from either too much fruit or alchohol to a body not used to it....moderation in all things....have fun.
Vaccines for A&B are both recommended if you travel to the DR or elsewhere. My VON lady back in the day only stuck me for the necessary one for Cuba at the time. The pepto sounds like a good idea. Maybe strengthen the gut starting a month before with Lactobacillus Acidophilus as well.
I also take DUKORAL, but is not cheap here in B.C.
Dukerol has done a great job of advertising. It prevents diarrhea from Cholera and eColi infections. Neither of which you will encounter at a resort, if you go off the resort I doubt you will be drinking and creek or river water.
The only time we got sick was before we left we both got I’ll from the Dukerol.
I would highly recommend this stuff to anyone who is worried but first go and see your travel doctor...which is what I did way way back when. Best thing I ever did.
I always make sure my Tetanus is up to date, never know what I might step on or get bitten by!
Talk to your doctor about vaccinations for travel out of country. I also take a first aid kit with me of things that might be needed such as Benadryl itch cream for bug bites, bandaids, Advil or Tylenol, gravel, Pepto or Imodium, some Rolaids perhaps. Anyting you figure you may need in a situation where a drugstore isn't easily obtainable. To take aloe vera gel and sunscreen but that's because I burn crazy fast.
Have a great trip and lots of fun!