Here in the U.K., GP's have a very careful understanding of what we call antibiotics, there are many different types, and the term 'combination' must be clearly understood, in other words, what may be fine for one person, may not be so good for another. GP's in the West clearly understand this.HEPZIBAH wrote:As a reasonably experienced traveller, I have to say that I have never had antibiotics high on my packing list. Even if I had thought about them, they are not a medication you buy over the counter in the UK and I know there is no way my GP would prescribe them for me on the off chance I may (or may not) need them on holiday.Winged Isis wrote:Welcome back. Glad you had a good time.
It's always a good idea to take some broad-spectrum antibiotics with you, plus a script for more. Experienced travellers have these high on their packing list.
In countries like Egypt a pharmacist will supply an antibiotic for one reason or if you live in Luxor both. 1) the high price. 2) Very high powered antibiotic for three days only. ( being that, as soon as the average Egyptian man feels no more pain, he stops taking the tablet. Not always successful.)