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How do i treat malaria?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Several ways: There are several different parasites which cause malaria. Different parasites are susceptible to different categories of drugs. If the local doctors are not sure check the website of the CDCP for most up to date advice on treatment for all types of disease.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Malaria: It can be fairly complex. It may depend on type of Malaria, severity of illness and other factors. The CDC has an excellent outline for treatment making decisions at https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/resources/pdf/Malaria_Treatment_Guidelines.pdf
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 34 years experience
Depends: This is a parastic disease and can be treated with apropiate anti parasitic. There are several diffrent parasites and the treatment for the disrase depemds on the type. Your dr will choose the apropiate drug.

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Which medicines treat malaria?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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A 35-year-old male asked:

What is malaria?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that usually include fever & headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical & subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator.
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