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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. ...Read more

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Malaria (Definition)

The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes, the parasite enter the bloodstream & infect red blood cells causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to 4 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Antimalarial Drugs (Definition)

Anti-malaria agents are a kind ...Read more