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Do you have a list of medications to take to Fiji?

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Invasion 2019 Fiji' started by islanddream, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. CBPaige

    CBPaige Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chesapeake Virginia USA
    All of the above - plus you might want to keep your tetanus shot up to date
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  2. nicbdivn

    nicbdivn Registered

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Richey, Florida
    I take NEW-SKIN Liquid Bandage with me on all my trips. It's a first aid antiseptic liquid bandage. Works great for me.
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  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    With all those meds, where do you guys carry your clothes?
  4. clownfishsydney

    clownfishsydney Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Sydney Australia
    Fiji is not a third world country! All you need to take are your prescribed medications and normal things like headache tablets (whatever sort you want), diving medicines like ear drops and Sudafed and perhaps some band aids and disinfectants. Food is not a problem, nor is water.
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  5. DiveFlyDive

    DiveFlyDive Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Earth
    Fiji is a third world country. I have spent a great deal of time there and the state of the hospitals and clinics can be abysmal. Not all of them but many of them. You don't, however, need to bring a bucket load of medicine. In the main centres you can buy anything you need.
  6. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc MSDT

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle, Washington State, USA
    I'd make sure I'm up to date on all immunizations, especially tetanus. I travel enough (every couple years at least) that I'm also always covered by typhoid inoculation. Not sure if that's an issue in Fiji though.

    I'm curious about antibiotics for intestinal bacterial infections. My doc always gives me azithromycin. Now I'm wondering if I should have had something different for Indonesia last August.

    I've used it twice: Once in a very remote location where a charter sailboat pulled up to our tiny island with a very sick tourist on board. I gave her my meds, but we ultimately had to evac her to a real clinic for IV hydration, at night, over a shallow reef. The second time was on the airplane home. I made the mistake of getting a milkshake that was a bit warm by the time I drank it....

    Also check the US CDC web site. It's really helpful.

    Beyond that, I'm often packing a little first aid kit for a group so I have way more than I'd carry for myself. For me, I'd take tylenol, benadryl (or your antihistamine of choice), and some other allergy meds specific to my needs. I take some rubbing alcohol to clean out my ears and some antibiotic ointment.

    And duct tape. Always carry duct tape. It is great for a number of medical and non-medical purposes....
  7. CWK

    CWK Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Probably on a LOB somewhere
    I go on dive trips with:
    Voltaran emulgel
    Band aids (standard non waterproof)
  8. Snoweman

    Snoweman Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    If I were going to Fiji (or Bora Bora) and I were staying in an over the water bungalow, I would bring a lot of Cialis.

    I would have preferred to visited these places in my 20's or 30's, but I will make the best of them now.

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