A 33-year-old female asked:
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i am going on a cruise to pomene next week monday. what malaria medication can i give my 8 month old baby?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: There are various medications used as preventive therapy for infants but their use depends on size/age. A thorough review can be found at the CDC website: www.cdcnc.gov/travel. Some must be pulverized from adult pills & placed in a flavored suspension. Check on these immediately since many should be started weeks in advance of travel.
Answered on Jan 20, 2020

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