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Does malaria have preventative medication that I can use?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fortunately, yes

There are several preventive medications (prophylaxis) that can be taken by children and adults to prevent malaria.
Travelers to areas where there is a high risk of malaria should consider using prophylactic medications. A primary care doctor, infectious disease doctor, or travel medicine doctor can prescribe the medications. Mosquito netting and insect repellant (deet) are important too.

In brief: Fortunately, yes

There are several preventive medications (prophylaxis) that can be taken by children and adults to prevent malaria.
Travelers to areas where there is a high risk of malaria should consider using prophylactic medications. A primary care doctor, infectious disease doctor, or travel medicine doctor can prescribe the medications. Mosquito netting and insect repellant (deet) are important too.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes, but it is prescriptive.
Some doctors have favorites. See your pcp.

In brief: Yes

Yes, but it is prescriptive.
Some doctors have favorites. See your pcp.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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