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I am two months pregnant. Please, what drug can I use to treat malaria?

I am two months pregnant. Please, what drug can I use to treat malaria?

Depends: This all depends on the region where you were infected. There are varying degrees of malarial drug resistance around the globe. There are several malarial medications that are safe to take during pregnancy, but again everything depend on the region of the world where you were infected. Please make an appoint with a health care provider and/or an infectious disease specialist! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Please what can I use to treat malaria during 27weeks of pregnancy? Thanks

Please what can I use to treat malaria during 27weeks of pregnancy? Thanks

Expert care: It's very important to have expert care since malaria during pregnancy can be very dangerous. Newer medications are more likely to be effective but have less safety data for use during pregnancy. Current first line treatment would usually be artesunate or quinine plus clindamycin. Choice would depend on the presence of resistance in the locale. Expert management is needed. ...Read more

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What could be the causes of evening and midnight sickness, yellowish in urine after malaria has been treated for several time in pregnancy ?

What could be the causes of evening and midnight sickness, yellowish in urine after malaria has been treated for several time in pregnancy ?

The cycle of ....: .... symptoms in malaria is usually 48 to 72 hours, depending on the life cycle of the mosquito causing infection. Pregnancy limits which drugs can be used. Your problem will require careful review by your obstetrician and perhaps an infectious disease specialist to determine if you still have malaria, a complication of treatment you have been given, or something else. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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How safe is it to travel if you are pregnant and have malaria?

How safe is it to travel if you are pregnant and have malaria?

Which type of: Malaria? On medications? severity of symptoms? How far into pregnancy? Travel what distance? Travel by what mode? There are a lot of variables that come into play - I would consult with your obstetrician who already knows you. ...Read more

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Hi there. I may be pregnant and am due to travel to Nigeria end of November. I've been reading warnings online about malaria & pregnancy. HELP?!?!

Malaria prevention: There are medication options that you can take during pregnancy to prevent from contracting malaria. Also you need to protect your self by covering yourself with full sleeve shirts, long pants, using mosquito repellents etc. Please consult with your doctor to get further recommendations. ...Read more

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What can I use for malaria prevention if I am pregnant?

Malaria prevention: Her are some non-medication option for ^ mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Discuss use of Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting as well as Deet agents with your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can malaria be a cause of protein trace in pregnancy?

Trace proteinuria: Actually most pregnant women have trace proteinuria the entire pregnancy. Its normal to have a trace amount. Having said that you can have renal failure associated with malaria. However, there would be lots of other issues besides just mild protein in the urine in that situation. If you think you have malaria, call your OB doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Doctors, thanks for usual & timely support. Pls I am 28 weeks pregnant, test shows i hav chronic malaria(+++), use of atesunate didn't help. What next?

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thanks for usual & timely support. Pls I am 28 weeks pregnant, test shows i hav chronic malaria(+++), use of atesunate didn't help. What next?

Need more info: You need to see an infectious diseases expert asap. In order to treat this we need to know what species of plasmodium is causing your "chronic malaria", where you got it (resistance to drugs is common in some areas), and with what has it been treated previously. Go soon and they will make sure that your baby will not be harmed as best as they can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bad taste in mouth for days is it malaria or sign of pregnancy?

Bad taste in mouth for days is it malaria or sign of pregnancy?

You sound confused: If you think either one of those issues are likely you would need to explain that you had unprotected sex or been exposed to infected mosquitoes while traveling to a third world country. Maybe you were drunk, high, or psychotic when you asked the question?... ...Read more

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Can malaria make a girl miss her menses and give other signs of pregnancy?

Can malaria make a girl miss her menses and give other signs of pregnancy?

See below: Nc does not have endemic malaria at this time. Suggest a simple pregnancy test to rule out the obvious, and then consider alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more