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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. 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


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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

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I will be 12 weeks pregnant during a january trip to nicaragua (pacific coast) .I am worried about dengue fever and malaria. Should i cancel?

I will be 12 weeks pregnant during a january trip to nicaragua (pacific coast) .I am worried about dengue fever and malaria.  Should i cancel?

Mosquito borne : Whether or not you cancel your trip depends entirely upon your own risk/benefit assessment. In any tropical environment where there are mosquitoes there is obviously a risk of acquiring a variety of infections. Dengue, in particular, has become increasingly common. This depends on where in nicaragua you will be going. Often there are jungle trips associated with the resorts. ...Read more

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I took lonart tablets 23-25 oct against malaria. I have now discovered i/m 7 weeks pregnant, last period 10 oct. How much risk to the fetus did i run?

I took lonart tablets 23-25 oct against malaria. I have now discovered i/m 7 weeks pregnant, last period 10 oct. How much risk to the fetus did i run?

Topic page: Here is a link to the healthtap page on malaria and pregnancy where many doctors have addressed the issue in a variety of ways. https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/pregnant-drug-treat-malaria. ...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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HEy doctors, I have been nauseous,dizzy and my mouth feels funny weeks now. I saw my period on 9/7/14. Is it possible am pregnant or just malaria?

HEy doctors, I have been nauseous,dizzy     and my mouth feels funny weeks now. I saw my period on 9/7/14. Is it possible am pregnant or just malaria?

Hi patient!: Its a bit interesting that you say "Just malaria" we see it very rarely in the US. For us it would be much simpler to diagnose you with pregnancy than with malaria. You can take a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. If you think you are suffering from malaria you should probably see your nearest doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs can be used to treat malaria?

What drugs can be used to treat malaria?

Treatment depends on: the species of malaria. There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine and either doxycline or clindamyin. ...Read more

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Hi, i was diagnosed of malaria and typhoid recently. Also was prescribed of some drugs to treat them. I feel better as i finished the drugs about 3 da?

What is your questio: There is no cure for malaria. There is good medication but you still will get bouts of the flare up of the disease ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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