"Insects and Diarrhoea" Top 5 Page for this destination Cyprus Warnings Or Dangers Tip by rachel_sun

Cyprus Warnings and Dangers: 72 reviews and 50 photos

  Coastline towards Coral Bay
by rachel_sun
 
 

Cyprus has quite a few horrible insects that can bite.Mosquitoes are very common and biting flies etc in countryside locations.People who have blonde hair and light skin are attacked more than darker people.Getting a tan seems to give some protection against getting bitten.Mosquitoes do not have malaria but can cause narsty red sore bites etc.Having air-con helps and also using a plug in mozzie zapper and using a good insect repellant will help stop bites.You can also get those citroenella candles that mossies and insects do not like.Try and find insect repellants with DEETin them.My mum has terrible reactions to bites and has to take a special pen thing that if she is biten on mouth or throat she can use to stop her throat swelling so much she could die.Make sure you take all medications you may need.
Diarrhoea----This can be caused just by a change of routine and food and water and climate.Be careful not to get dehydrated and drink plenty of water.If it is really bad you can buy rehydration packs.Eat bland foods as you recover and make sure you are getting enough salt and water.Add 6 tespoonsful of sugar and a half teaspoonful of salt to one litre of bottled water and drink for a diy rehydration kit.If you do not start to get better after 48 hours call a doctor.

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  • Written Jun 21, 2004
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