Sussex Travel Clinic

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01273 749100

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01903 254774

Sussex Travel Clinic would like to wish all our customers a  very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Clinic Opening Times

Monday 24/12/12 – Closed

Tuesday 25/12/12 – Closed

Wednesday 26/12/12 – Closed

Thursday 27/12/12 – 9 – 7 pm

Friday 28/12/12 – 9-5 pm

Saturday 29/12/12 – 9.30 – 1 pm

Sunday 30/12/12 – Closed

Monday 31/12/12 – 9- 3 pm

Tuesday 01/01/2013 – Closed

Wednesday 02/01/13 – 9- 5 pm

Usual hours after 02/01/13

 

You can still book an appointment over the Christmas period by using our ONLINE booking facility.

If you feel unwell over the Christmas and New Year period we recommend you call your GP. If you do not have a GP please call NHS direct on 0845 4647.

On Monday 3/12/12 we received news that the recommendations for malaria tablets required for India has changed.

The main change in the new guidance is that it now is recommended that you take prescription only anti-malarials as first line to risk areas in India, as opposed to over-the-counter medication.

There is also a new malaria map indicating new areas where malaria tablets may be required.

The map can be accessed here:

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-(east)/india/india-malaria-map.aspx

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I am travelling to India soon?

If you are travelling to India soon, look at the malaria map and check to see if the region you are travelling to now requires malaria tablets. If you now require prescription only tablets please call the clinic on 01273 749100 or book online

I already have malaria tablets for my trip, what should I do?

If you are still in the UK and you have the over- the- counter medication Paludrine and Chloroquine then we would recommend that you change these to a prescription only medication such as Malarone, Doxycycline or Mefloquine before you depart for India.

I am in India at present, what should I do?

Please check the map and see if the regions you are travelling to are a high risk for malaria. If you are currently taking malaria tablets please check to see which ones you have been given. If you are taking Paludrine and Chloroquine continue taking these, but please be aware they may not be as protective as prescription only medications. You should practice strict insect bite avoidance- see below. If you look at the map and find you now require malaria tablets you may want to consult with a travel clinic in India. A list of travel clinics can be found on the International Society of Travel Medicine website – www.istm.org

I recently travelled to India and did not take anti-malarials, but it looks like I travelled to a risk area- what should I do?

Be vigilant for symptoms of malaria- If you feel UNWELL with symptoms which – include fever, cough, diarrhoea and flu like symptoms – SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION. Malaria symptoms can present up to 1 year after visiting an area where malaria is present

 

Insect Bite Avoidance

  • Use a DEET based insect repellent on any exposed skin. Wear day and night but be extra careful between dusk and dawn when the mosquitoes that spread malaria are more active.
  • Sleep under a mosquito net that has long lasting Impregnation.
  • If you have air – conditioning use it- mosquitoes do not like the cold air.
  • Consider using a plug in mosquito repellent for your room or use a clothing spray on clothes for extra protection.
  • Wear long sleeved clothing and trousers, especially of outdoors after sunset.

 

 

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