San Jose^2

Kieran and Denise's Blog of their adventure in Costa Rica. Start reading from the bottom if you want it to make sense.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Medical stuff, or what else can go wrong

We went to the doctor yesterday. We got an appointment with almost no notice, which was great. It took us almost 40 minutes to see the doctor though. He was really nice and made some recommendations. He suggested we protect ourselves from Hepatitis A, typhoid, and malaria.

The Hep A shots are expensive so we have to wait a few days for the HMO to approve them. The typhoid is only available at the local county health office , for $86, so we have to find some time to get there.

976 Lenzen Avenue, Room 1300 San Jose, CA 95126 - 408.792.5200

The malaria perscription, Chloroquine, has not been available at Walgreens for almost 6 months and so we have to track down a source that Walgreens couldn't!

In the mean time I am reading up about the Psychosis side effects of malaria drugs.

We will also be bringing a staple of charcoal and immodium and some detergents for washing fruits and vegetables.

I am also going to try and track down a sunscreen that works on UVA as well as UVB. Denise and even I am beginning to get concerned with longer term wrinklng effects of sun exposure as well as skin cancer.

Any recommendations of what else to bring?