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long term prophylactic use

Old Oct 13th 2006, 8:57 am
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Ange
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mikeyc wrote:
    > Can any one help me?
    > I am going to do a year long project in South Africa and i am trying to
    > decide what to do about anti malarials, all the reading says take them, wear
    > long sleves etc. However, i have come accross people and articles that say
    > long term exposure to these drugs can cause liver and kidney damage, if any
    > one can offer me any guidence on this i would be very appreciative.
    > Mike Collins

i have done a bit of travel in africa, and yes, it is best to follow
the advice of a travel doctor. however, south africa has 4 seasons, not
so much a wet season and dry season like other parts of africa. so the
risk of malaria is lower. I tend not to take them myself unless it is
the wet season. I am heading to east africa again in a few weeks and
plan on not taking them. and it will be a little wet then! it's
personal and you have to learn about the area you are going to and the
risks and incidences of malaria. weigh it up and make a choice. the
other option is to get regular blood tests whilst you take the tabs. my
advice, avoid wet areas, especially in the wet season, particularly in
the parks and use a mosquito net and repellant with lots of deet! good
luck, u will have a blast.
 
Old Oct 14th 2006, 8:50 am
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Grant Kinsley
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On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 15:41:37 +0100, Liz Leyden <[email protected]>
wrote:

    >In message <[email protected]>
    > Marc Lurie <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Grant, you must be designed differently from me :-)
    >>
    >> The THOUGHT of wearing silk in the heat is enough to make me sweat.
    >I've heard other people say this, but I find it cool in summer, warm
    >layered in winter, but the hand-washing is a pain!
    >>


G
Depends on the silk, I have several raw silk sjhirts, I machine wash
them. But they hand wash nicely when travelling, the scrunch down
great in the luggage too.
    >> Light cotton is best for me, but my favourite (if possible) is a pair
    >> of sandles, a pair of shorts, and nothing else (and a hat of course).
    >>
    >I've found that loose long clothes (trousers or a dress) of light
    >material (like cheesecloth, a modern, more expensive, equivalent of
    >which is Swiss Cotton) is actually cooler, because it creates its own
    >breeze while I walk.
    >Slainte
    >Liz
 
Old Oct 14th 2006, 8:51 am
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Grant Kinsley
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On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 12:51:05 +0200, Marc Lurie
<[email protected]> wrote:

    >Grant, you must be designed differently from me :-)

Must be, cause I live in silk and cotton all summer, silk should
breathe as easily or better than cotton, of course a silk shirt is a
little different than a silk business suit when it comes to
breathability. Have you tried a raw silk shirt before??

G
    >The THOUGHT of wearing silk in the heat is enough to make me sweat.
    >Light cotton is best for me, but my favourite (if possible) is a pair
    >of sandles, a pair of shorts, and nothing else (and a hat of course).
    >Cheers,
    >Marc
    >On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:33:47 GMT, grant kinsley
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >SNIP
    >>As far as long clothes, good cotton or silk is quite nice, when I was
    >>in Cambodia and Vietnam I wore long sleeves in 100% humidity at 40
    >>degrees C and was as comfortable as shorts and short sleeves because I
    >>stuck to cotton and silk
    >SNIP
 

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