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    I would always recommend a visit your local GP to find out the latest information on malaria in the areas within India that you plan to travel to. India's a very big country so if you're planning to visit the northern Himalayan region, you're unlikely to need them but if you're heading south/to coastal/wetland areas, you probably will need them. I have taken malaria tablets both times I visited India. The first time (1998!) I took Doxycycline which caused my skin to become sensitive and I got really badly sunburnt, it also made me feel like throwing up every morning when I took it (personally wouldn't recommend it - but it will no doubt have improved since 1998!) Whereas I recently travelled to India (November) & took Malarone which was great. No adverse effects at all. This time round I always wore long sleeved shirts/skirts/trousers which helps and I carried natural repellant (DEET-free) eg the Vanessa Megan Bug Off Me Insect Repellent which worked a treat! I also took a small portable mosquito net (Kathmandu sells them) since mosquitoes are more prevalent at night. I didn't need it in Kerala but it was great to have it just in case. 18 days ago

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    We just got back from India, and while we had the meds with us, we decided not to take them. We were in Mumbai and in Delhi, and it just didn't seem like the side effects were worth it. When I researched the actual number of Malaria cases, it just didn't seem to be that big of a risk. I would research the number of cases of Malaria for the areas that you are visiting to help figure out if you need them or not. 13 days ago

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