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Have been congested and feel like I have no energy, have also had nose bleeds which I like never have, are these possible malaria signs as I was in the Kruger 2 weeks ago?
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It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, however, nose bleeds are not indicative of malaria.
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My daughter tested negative in a home malaria test kit but is showing signs of vomiting, fever and confusion. Is it possible that she could have malaria?
Yes: She needs to be seen in any case. Those kits are unreliable. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Parasitic Disease: Carried by a mosquito flying from dusk to dawn, malaria is one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Malaria is transmitted from person-to-person through the bite of the female mosquito, who needs blood for her eggs. The parasite races to the liver then reemerges later. 50% of the world is at risk, & causes almost a half billion illnesses, w/ one million deaths yearly. It kills every 30 seconds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parasitc infection : It is a anopheles mosquito transmitted parasitic disease and there are 4 subtypes of the parasite with vivax and falciparum being the most common and falciparum being the major deadly of the lot. Present in large areas of the world endemically and sporadically almost anywhere in the world including a few cases in USA due to world travel. Many options to prevent and treat no vaccine. Bad disease ! ...Read more
Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating for the various stages of parasites--all this must be taken into account but good care does that. Please also note malaria is preventable for many in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you referring to: A new discovery from researchers at the university of cape town in south africa? Generally malaria has multi drug resistance & each case carefully considered for appropriate treatment. In 2012, at least in animal models, a new medicine which seems to work on all forms & does it with a single dose. Called mmv390048, it is potent, very active, & may be in trial by late this year. We shall see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bite: A bite from an infected anophele mosquito can transmit one of the plasmodia ( malariae, vivax or ovale) that cause malaria in to your blood stream, malaria may also be transmitted from needle sharing from infected drug users, blood transfusion infected by malaria, solid organ transplant from infected donors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: Falciparum causes the organism-bearing red cells to stick together and sludge in the brain. Rapid destruction of red cells at the same time can make you anemic enough to cause death, or kill you by elevation the blood potassium, or freed hemoglobin shutting down the kidneys. A variety of more subtle mechanisms can also kill. Malaria is a neglected killer especially of the world's children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on:: There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine & either doxycline or clindamyin. Medication choices depend on a # of factors: Which species of Malaria? What area of the world did the person become infected & is there drug resistant Malaria there? Does the person have any concurrent infections? Pregnancy?> ...Read more
Fever chills fatigue: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. Fevers, chills, head ache, fatigue, swelling of the spleen, etc... usually occur. With medical treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malaria Symptoms: may include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more
Any of a number: Malaria is a serious condition, that is potentially fatal. The commonest symptoms are those of the common cold. Therefore, any illness that occurs within a few weeks of visiting a malaria-endemic area, should prompt a visit to a doctor, with specific mention of your travel history if the doctor does not ask! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria Symptoms: may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You develop Sx's: which may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more
Best Malaria Drug: The first question is for treatment or prevention or Malaria. If this question is about treatment, you need to seek qualified medical attention promptly. For prevention, Doxycycline, Malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) and Laruim are all considered drugs of choice. The first two taken daily and Laruim taken weekly, each for varying lengths of time. Recommend Googling "CDC Yellow Book Malaria" for in depth recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer