I'm wanting to stock up on some gear against mozzies on my way to Laos. I want to invest in a portable mosquito net, some DEET and creams. Also some malarone tablets as emergency medication. Is it possible to get such stuff in the big cities like Vientiane and Luang Prabang?
#1 jamesdueeast has been a member since 18/2/2013. Posts: 13
In Vientiane yes -- not sure about Malarone though -- though agree with Rufus -- DEET enough for most.
#3 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,738
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why dont you use coconut oil?
coconut oil protects your skin from all bugs, i always use coconut oil every time i travel in south east asia.
i dont get any moquito bites.
#5 ryo has been a member since 21/2/2013. Posts: 2
Thanks for the tips. I checked some Malaria maps like WHO and Fit4Travel and it recommended anti-malarials. I wouldn't take them unless it was for an emegency measure if I'd somehow contracted Malaria. I've heard that a large dose taken after finding out you have it can act as a temporary measure before seeking medical help at a hospital.
Anyways, what I'd REALLY like to put my mind (and ears) at ease during the night, is a decent mosquito net. Are they easy to pick up in Laos?
#6 jamesdueeast has been a member since 18/2/2013. Posts: 13
maybe you want to try Talaat Thong Khan Kham market in Vientianne.
they sell just about everything.
#7 ryo has been a member since 21/2/2013. Posts: 2
The widely used insect repellent Deet appears to be losing its effectiveness against mosquitoes, scientists say
Are u already there?
#9 ragbird has been a member since 3/3/2013. Posts: 12
I haven't been there before...
#10 mariajames has been a member since 29/9/2012. Posts: 57