Malaria is a life-threatening disease that is carried by mosquitoes in certain parts of the world and transmitted through a bite. If you think you have contracted malaria then you should contact your nearest emergency department, but if you are soon to be travelling to a country where malaria is a risk, then you can get effective preventative medications through smartscripts.
Anyone travelling to a region of the world where malaria is present is recommended to take a course of anti-malarials. These medications must be taken prior to travel.
Please visit the NHS Fit For Travel
( https://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations.aspx ) website to find out which treatments are appropriate for your trip.
Medical options may be limited in the country that you are travelling to so it’s wise to make sure that you take everything you may need with you. If you are planning a trip then smartscripts can prescribe antibiotics to take with you as a precaution to effectively treat traveller’s diarrhoea when it begins. Antibiotics are a fast and effective treatment for travellers’ diarrhoea.
If you do get traveller’s diarrhoea then make sure you rehydrate yourself with plenty of water and rehydration solutions, and only eat when you feel able.
Protect yourself whilst travelling abroad by understanding the possible risks and how you can stay safe & healthy.
If you’re planning on visiting certain parts of the world, you may need to get some vaccinations before you set off. These vaccinations can help prevent you from getting many diseases which we don’t normally have in Ireland.
To get your travel vaccinations, you’ll need to complete smartscripts Travel Health Consultation.
Before you complete this, it’s very important to get travel health information from a reliable source. You can find out more information about your travel destination(s), and the vaccination and health recommendations for your trip here: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations
Simply select your country and follow the instructions to check the region and the activities you’ll be doing.
Once you’ve completed the consultation and a prescription for vaccinations issued, this can be sent to one of our partner pharmacies that specialise in travel health.