Friday, December 2, 2011

Taking Medications

Last Friday I took my first of two doses of Dukoral, which prevents traveler's diarrhea and cholera. This morning I concocted my second and final batch of this medication. From the kit I simply added the contents of a sachet to a glass of lukewarm water, which fizzed like Alka-Seltzer upon striking the water. Next, I gently shook a tiny vial of liquid and then poured its contents into the glass. I swiftly stirred this concoction and then promptly drank it. Surprisingly, it actually tasted good.

After downing that medication, I took my first of dose of Doxycycline, which prevents malaria. I will need to take this throughout my stay in Laos and for four weeks after my return to Canada.

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