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should i take malaria meds?

New Jersey
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should i take malaria meds?

going to punta cana in a little over a week, should I take malaria meds ?

Toronto, Ont.
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1. Re: should i take malaria meds?

I recently returned from the Juan Dolio area where there have been no reports of malaria. So I choose not to take the meds. I didn't want any of the side effects. And since I was going to an area safe from malaria - well - why should I. BUT when we arrived the only place I saw misquitos was in my room.(until they sprayed the next day) And quite a few of them. They're tiny and you can't hear them like you can our Canadian misquito's. Boy did we get bit. My son's bite swelled up like poison ivy. Blistery almost. The doctor reassurmed me that there was no malaria here. But still, because I didn't take the meds, I will now wonder for the next three months whether I made the right choice for myself and my family or not. It will be a long three months.