When travelling to high-risk Malaria areas, anti-malarial tablets should always be the first port of call when it comes to staying safe when abroad. But this is only the first step in a larger program to reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitos and contracting something nasty such as Malaria, Yellow Fever or Dengue Fever. As well as the medical protection of anti-malarial tablets you need to make sure you travel with insect repellents to further reduce the bite risk.
When you think of insect repellents, you might be imagining a massive aerosol can. How can you fit that in your suitcase? How can you keep that on you when out and about? The fact is, sprays and aerosols are now very compact but provide even more protection than they used to. The same goes for mosquito nets, they are now compact and lightweight meaning protection does not come at a cost of luggage space or travel weight. Here at Travelpharm we have a wide range or repellents, sprays, nets and clothing treatments to help keep you bite-free and protected.
If you are travelling to areas that have a high risk of mosquitoes, midges, ticks and other biting insects, it is important to take the proper precautions to reduce the risk of being bitten. Mosquitoes can spread serious diseases, most commonly malaria, so it is important to ensure you are protected throughout the day and night with insect repellents, mosquito nets and clothing treatment. If you are entering a country or area that has a high risk of malaria, then you should also take anti malaria tablets to help treat and prevent you being infected with malaria.
There are a range of insect repellents available, and when combined, will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by insects, for example Repellent sprays, repellent lotions, mosquito plug-ins, mosibands and mosquito smoke coils, all designed to help keep biting insects at bay. Mosquito nets are ideal for keeping your sleeping area clear of mosquitoes during the day and night, this helps to stop any bugs and insects biting when you are sleeping. Mosquito nets are available in different shapes and sizes to ensure you can find the right net for your need.