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is malaria cureable?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating for the various stages of parasites--all this must be taken into account but good care does that. Please also note malaria is preventable for many in the first place.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Curable - yes: There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine and either doxycline or clindamyin. Physician can determine best tx for type of malaria & region. Intravenous hydration is usually appropriate as well as supplemental oxygen (for hypoxia or respiratory distress). Treatment in ICU may be indicated for severe cases.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is malaria deadly or is there a cure for it?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
There's a cure: Malaria can be deadly if not treated promptly, but the medications are highly effective and eliminate the parasites completely, .
A 32-year-old male asked:

What is malaria cure?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
Treatment options: Malaria treatment depends on the type of parasite (four types), the country/location, knowledge of the local drug-resistance, and how sick the person is from the infection. Drugs commonly used to treat malaria include artemether-lumefantrine, mefloquine, atovaquone-proguanil, chloroquine, quinine, quinidine, Doxycycline (used with quinine), Clindamycin (used with quinine). If concerned, see md.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Normally, how long would the treatment take to cure malaria?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Depends: Not enough information; sorry. The treatment course depends on: -disease severity--has it impacted brain, kidney, liver? -which form? P. Falciparum or p vivax? -resistance to medications? -age of person? -pregnancy? -medicine choice all these variables influence the length of malaria treatment. Briefest answer. Uncomplicated p. Falciparum--rx'd for 3 days uncomplicated p. Vivax rx'd 14 days.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What exactly is malaria? What are some of the symptoms, how does it happen, and how can it be cured?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Caused by an : Organism that is injected into the body from a mosquito bite. The major effect is recurrent high fevers with drenching sweats.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What drugs can be used to treat malaria?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Treatment depends on: the species of malaria. There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine and either doxycline or clindamyin.

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