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Entries from March 2012

Motion maladies in minors

March 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Motion maladies in minors · Uncategorized

This article just came to my attention today. It contains several natural approaches to motion sickness in kids (they also apply to adults). Kids are the commonest age group to suffer from this malady, but my own experience on the bumpy roads of Ethiopia tells me that adults can also be susceptible. In addition to […]

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Advil alleviates altitude angst

March 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Advil alleviates altitude angst · Uncategorized

Travel medicine doesn’t make headlines most weeks, but this week’s article regarding the benefits of Advil on altitude sickness made the news. I may be missing some of the details, but taking 600 mg of ibuprofen (Advil) or three over the counter 200 mg tablets, lessened the likelihood of headaches at moderate altitudes. The study […]

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smiles

March 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on smiles · Uncategorized

This week is March Break, so things in The Travel Clinic have slowed down for the moment. I am often asked what is the most important thing to take along when you travel. Is it Imodium? Cipro? Insect repellent? Chargers galore? Baby powder? Your Swiss Army Knife? Aside from health insurance, I think that the […]

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Malaria Mishaps

March 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on Malaria Mishaps · Uncategorized

A frantic e-mail that I received this week: Hey Mark, it’s (shall remain nameless!) I have a question. I’m in Tanzania and taking Doxycycline 100mg for the prevention of malaria. I think I’m having one of the rare side effects that it lists. Something about ulcers or aggravation of the esophagus. Basically it feels like […]

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