Immunizations and Nicaragua

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Masterjasson, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. leethestud

    leethestud Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2010
    yankee just keeps saying the same **** and I'm actually starting to find it hilarious

    eat a 8===> Geezer
  2. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Girl fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    There's a lot more out there than PR, not that PR isn't awesome.... I've been all over Central America and never got sick. Neither di any of my friends. (aside fro mthe occasional Montezumas Revenge)
  4. stinkbug

    stinkbug Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Malaria risk is very low in need to take preventative pills unless you are in a higher risk country.
    Even then, most people don't take them. They just use netting and bug spray.
  5. andrewk529

    andrewk529 Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    I have always brought an otic antibacterial solution when I travel to Central America.I am prone to ear infections and learned the hard way to bring the necessary medications. Be sure to add hydrogen peroxide into your first aid kit. There are some nasty bacteria down there which you should be cautious about.
  6. ECkneelo

    ECkneelo Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    I worked in Nica back in 1990 as a photojournalist, was all over the country covering the elections and I never got sick. If there is one thing the Sandinistas did that was good, was make the water system clean. I drank shower water, never got sick. Never got sick in Panama either. Check with our government or see a travel doctor about what shots/drugs you need. Don't take the advice here as the last word. Some malaria drugs will have side effects, not all. You take a different one depending on which region of the world you go to. Not all malaria is the same, just like not all cancer is the same. I have taken several types including the once a week pill, never had a side effect. It's different for people. You can test the drug first at home because you have to start taking it I think six weeks before you go and two weeks after you come back. My advice is see a travel doctor.
  7. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Damm Lee, guess you wont be getting a Christmas card from that yankee guy.