A 44-year-old member asked:
what is the best way to prevent against malaria?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Prophylaxis: Take malaria prophylaxis while in endemic areas, chosen based on the drug resistance patterns in the area you're visiting. Also, take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tips: Use of prophylaxis when in endemic areas. Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use >>>.
5152 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 27, 2013
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