The changing economy of the world and increased development of technology have left people with a wide variety of options for travelling around the world. We often encounter friends or relatives who have plans of travelling abroad for a holiday. But little do people know that this travelling fiesta has resulted in a new trend in the general health of people as well. The number of people with failing health, especially while travelling, has increased to a significant level. Although travelling has been made more convenient and easier in this modern era, the health risks related to travelling are often a case of negligence.

Many people travelling around the world have been observed to fall sick or contract severe health conditions such as malaria or traveller’s diarrhoea. These are the two health conditions that are most commonly experienced by people while travelling. Traveller’s diarrhoea is more commonly experienced in comparison to malaria and has been observed to affect approximately 20% to 30% of travellers. You can contract traveller’s diarrhoea if you travel to places where sanitary and hygiene standards are not maintained. Malaria, on the other hand, can be contracted while travelling to North Africa, Central & South America or the Caribbean.

What is Paludrine & Avloclor?

Paludrine & Avloclor is an effective malarial treatment which contains two different tablets. These tablets help in protecting you from the milder forms of malaria during your travels. Both the tablets perform different functions in protecting you against malaria. Avloclor, which consists of chloroquine phosphate, works by destroying the defence mechanism of the malarial cells inside your red blood cells. As the defence mechanism of the malaria cells is destroyed, haemoglobin present in your cells is able to destroy the cell completely. Paludrine, which consists of proguanil hydrochloride, works by preventing the spread of malarial cells from one red blood cell to another, thus preventing a full malarial attack.

What is Malarone?

Malarone is another popular and effective malarial treatment used by thousands of people. It is basically a combined pill, which is equally effective on the deadly plasmodium falciparum malarial parasite as well. This pill consists of two active ingredients, proguanil hydrochloride and atovaquone. In order to prevent yourself from contracting malaria, you are required to take this pill once on the day before your trip, during your trip and after your trip as well. Malarone affects the enzymes of the parasite that help it multiply and spread in your body. It thus prevents you from suffering from symptoms, in addition to providing your natural defence system with enough energy to fight off the infection.

What is the diarrhoea pack?

The Diarrhoea pack is an effective way of ensuring that you are completely protected against traveller’s diarrhoea, should you fall ill with the infection. This pack consists of an anti-biotic, oral rehydration aids and medications that can provide relief from symptoms such as nausea and frequent loose bowel movements. The diarrhoea pack consists of Ciproxin, an anti-biotic which can reduce the time for which you remain ill. Dioralyte is also a part of this pack, which helps in retaining body fluids that you lose as a result of diarrhoea. Imodium helps by treating short term diarrhoea and preventing dehydration. Buccastem is another medication which prevents you from falling sick and vomiting.

Author's Bio: 

Ian Caspar is a Webmaster & Health Adviser at, a leading online clinic in the Europe. He is always delivering informative articles on travel health with their prescription medications like Malarone a combined pill, diarrhoea pack and many more.