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Tell me what would happen if an infant contracted malaria?

Tell me what would happen if an infant contracted malaria?

Might die.: This disease is one of the major causes of infant mortality in areas of the world in which it is endemic.

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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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Am taking lonart malaria tablets whilst breastfeeding, will it harm my baby?

Am taking lonart malaria tablets whilst breastfeeding, will it harm my baby?

Not recommended: Most malaria treatments and preventive regimens do not recommend use while breastfeeding. Depending on length of needed and age of baby you could "pump and dump" to ensure milk productiion continues until treatment is done. A full discussion with health care provided is needed to get the best and safest regimen.

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How long after taking malaria pills can you try to have a baby? Are there any effective options that

How long after taking malaria pills can you try to have a baby? Are there any effective options that

Varies with the meds: There are several medications for prevention of malaria when traveling. Some are ok for use in pregnancy, while others are not. Some stay in the body days to weeks, while others stay in the body many weeks. An infectious disease doctor, or a primary care doctor with knowledge of travel medicine or tropical medicine, can look up the details for various drugs and write the prescription.

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I was talking an anti malaria tablet which I found out is a folic acid antagonist before I knew I was pregnant can this harm my baby?

I was talking an anti malaria tablet which I found out is a folic acid antagonist before I knew I was pregnant can this harm my baby?

Still taking it??: Some antimalaria tablets are not recommended in pregnancy at all, and some are safer (or at least have more data in pregnancy). Several drugs are Folic Acid antagonists. If you've stopped that drug and are now on prenatal folate, (folic acid) you may be okay. The first trimester is very important for organogenesis, though. Please discuss with your OB doctor.

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I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?

I am a breast feeding mother and I took a tablet of lonart anti malaria drug, will it affect my 5months old baby?

Possibly: Lonart is contraindicated with breastfeeding. In fact due to its long half life it is recommended that breastfeeding not resume until a week after finished taking the medication.

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Can I stop taking my malaria tablets before the course is over?

Can I stop taking my malaria tablets before the course is over?

Not a good idea: No it is not a good idea as you will get relapse of the Malaria Finish the course as prescribed

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Do malaria tablets stop your pill working?

Do malaria tablets stop your pill working?

Possibly: It depends on what anti-malarial medication your doctor has chosen to give you. If your doctor chose doxycycline, it may decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills. However, other anti-malarials like Aralen (chloroquine) and Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride) do not have this effect on most oral contraceptives.

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Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Are malaria tablets needed for travel to laos?

Generally yes.: Obviously depends upon the season, where you will be and how long you will be staying, but the best advice is available on cdc website, or consult with your local travel physician.

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Do I need malaria tablets for travel to nairobi?

Probably: Much of sub-saharan africa is at risk for malaria. If you are traveling outside of nairobi, preventive measures would be advisable. Check with the cdc at: http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/kenya. Htm.

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How long does malaria tablets stay in your system?

How long does malaria tablets stay in your system?

Depends: The length of time an antimalarial drug stays in your system depends on the specific drug. Speak to a pharmacist about specific therapies.

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What malaria tablets do I need if I'm going to ghana?

What malaria tablets do I need if I'm going to ghana?

MefloqunMalaroneDoxy: For Ghana you have choice of Mefloquin to be tyaken once a week starting one week before departure and4 weeks after return Malarone taken daily start 2 days prior to departure and 7 days after return Doxycycline daily Start 1-2 days before

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Is there a need of malaria tablets for travel to the dominican republic?

Is there a need of malaria tablets for travel to the dominican republic?

Agree and...: In a country of only 10 million there have been 1, 600-2, 500 malaria cases & 10 deaths yearly w/ reports of tourists coming home w/ malaria themselves. Currently, the country has a cholera outbreak. In 2012 there were 7, 766 cases & 62 deaths. Bring an antibiotic in case of infectious diarrhea too. Remember! Pepto-bismol interferes with Doxycycline absorption--do not mix them!

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Is there any risks in taking malaria tablets while you are pregnant?

Malaria: Some malaria pills are not advisable to be taken during pregnancy. Which medication are you planning to take?
Discuss with your physician and refer to following information:
http://www. Nhs. Uk/chq/Pages/malaria-tablets-while-trying-to-get-pregnant. Aspx? CategoryID=54&SubCategoryID=129

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Can I take pain reliever tablet while taking anti malaria drug?

Can I take pain reliever tablet while taking anti malaria drug?

One phone call away: On your bottle of medicine, is a phone number. You can ask the pharmacist where you got the medicines if they are ok to take together.

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Please answer! What malaria tablets do I need when traveling to africa?

Please answer! What malaria tablets do I need when traveling to africa?

Malaria in Africa: Where you travel to in africa does make a difference. Mosquito species vary by region and local resistance patterns influence choice. There are many potential options for prevention. Visit the website of the cdc to investigate. Here is a url that may be helpful: http://www. Cdc. Gov/malaria/travelers/index. Html.

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Is there a brand of malaria tablets that's less likely to cause you nightmares?

Is there a brand of malaria tablets that's less likely to cause you nightmares?

Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil): But it needs to be taken daily.

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Can malaria infect by unborn child?

Yes but low risk: The rate of infection during pregnancy depends on many factors, but remains low. It is about 1% in moms who have developed anti-malaria antibodies and about 10% in those that have not. However, I would be more concerned about the health of the baby as the parasite may pack the placenta and reduce oxygen delivered to the baby. Seek care from a ob/gyn who has experience with high risk pregnancies.

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Do I need a prescription for malaria tablets?

Yes: In the USA all medications used for management of malaria require prescription. Your doctor will prescribe based on the prevalence of resistance in the area your are travelling to

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What malaria tablets should I take for prevention?

What malaria tablets should I take for prevention?

Uaually Quinine.: Usually it is a quinine medicine which comes from the chincona tree. But see your doctor. Possibly it may make a diffrence as to where you are going. There are typically 4 diffrent varieties of malaria and it may make a diffrence as to where you are going.

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