Health Issues in Thailand

  Women's Health Issues
Probably the most common problem relative to women's health is fungal infections. This is partly because of the hot and humid weather and the use of contraceptive pills.

Yeast infections cause a rash, itchiness and vaginal discharge. Medications for this are nystatin, miconazole and clotrimazole. These are readily available.

Vinegar or lemon juice douches are also said to work.

Prevention is always the best. Good personal hygiene and loose clothing are recommended. Cotton underwear helps and is also cooler.

Sexually transmitted diseases are a problem in Thailand as they are in all countries. Plainly put, if you don't know your sexual partner well, use condoms.

Many doctors advise pregnant women not travel to Thailand. The reason for this is that some vaccinations should not be taken by pregnant women. In practice, it is probably safe for women four to six months pregnant to travel to major metropolitan areas and tourist destinations. However, yours truly is not a physician. Get advice from your physician prior to undertaking a long journey anywhere