Malaria

Malaria is a parasitic blood disease, where the parasites are transmitted to human through bites of infected mosquitoes. The symptoms are fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, sweating, and abdominal pain. The first line drugs used to treat malaria are Artemether-Lumefantrine and Artesunate-Amodiaquine (ACTs).

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Will low neutrophil count be the cause for low-grade fever and joint pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have done my blood work and the neutrophil count is very low 0.6 from normal in a matter of weeks and I do not understand why. Other symptoms, I am having are low-grade fever, joint pain (knees, hips, and shoulders), extreme fatigue, and spasms in my leg. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concerns are valid. The symptoms could be due to a condition called neutropenia (low neutrophil counts). It is generally seen in conditions like infections viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. Examples include HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), tuberculo...  Read Full »

I get chills and feel frozen even with a slight cold breeze. What is my problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have severe chills that I needed to wear thick sweaters and jackets at home without AC or fan. I do not feel the heat. And just cold water or slight cold breeze in the morning makes my head frozen or close to shutting down and it is getting worse. It always s...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from severe chills that you needed to wear thick warm clothes at home without AC or fan in summer now. Chills are the sensation of feeling cold. Chills are caused by rapid muscle con...  Read Full »

What medications should I take to prevent malaria?

Query: Hello doctor, I am traveling to the Solomon Islands next week (assuming planes still flying). I am seeking malaria prevention medication. I will be there for two weeks (longer if the return flights are canceled). I am in good health. I am 77 years old, and I exercise daily. I take no medications ex...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are doing a great job to preserve nature. It is better to take malaria prophylaxis while traveling to an endemic area. Among many regimens, I suggest you the following effective regimen: Mefloquine 250 mg tablet to be taken weekly once. Start two weeks prior to...  Read Full »

Can low iron cause fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female. My present symptoms are feeling weak and unable to walk or stand continuously for a few minutes. My Hb% is 9 and I am anemic. I also have fever for one week and taking Oritaxim-O 200. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your complaints, your weakness is due to anemia. You have iron deficiency anemia after looking at your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and you need to take Iron supplements for three months. I suggest tablet Bizfer-XT for three months. ...  Read Full »

What causes elevated liver enzymes and low white blood cell count?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a complete blood profile done about two weeks ago, and my doctor said that my reports were normal. But, my WBC and neutrophil count were low. After doing some internet searches, I am anxious. Although the doctor said it was fine, he gave me some supplements. But lately, I have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Dhamankar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your history, I think the reason for your low WBC is stress and raised liver enzymes is because of fatty liver, which is a benign condition. Moderately low WBC coun...  Read Full »

What has to be done for fever and chills in 3 years 6 months old child?

Query: Hello doctor, Fever and chills in a child of age 3 years 6 months. A mild cough is also noticed. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Babu

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Shivering may be because of a highfever, or because of urine infection or malaria. As of now use the below medication. Syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol) 5 ml/240 mg, 4 ml if fever greater than 100 F every sixth hourly. Sponging with lukewarm water until the fever decreases ...  Read Full »

My sister got dengue fever for the second time. Is she in danger?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister has been suffering from dengue for the past four days. She has got this fever for the second time now. The first time being eight years ago. Her platelet count today is 2.6 lakhs, PCV is 34 and WBC TC is 1900. She is being given saline along with Sumol, Ondem, Levazeo and Milk o...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Dengue is a common viral illness. The difference is there will be profound dehydration, so keep her well hydrated. Let the saline be there and if she does not have vomitings, then give her fruit juices, ORS packets (oral reh...  Read Full »

Why is there pain in back and chest after malaria treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had malaria and the symptoms I first got was back pain. It stopped for a while. I was given Dynapar and Lonart to keep me stable. That was a few days ago and I have been getting this strong back pain that also hurt the chest. At times, it hurts when I breathe.  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every infective pathology after getting resolved creates a post-infectious syndrome. In your case, it is a post-malaria syndrome. You can take painkillers for it. Take tablet Combiflam once or twice a day. Secondly, if it persists long or it is still worrying you, you c...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have constantly reducing platelet count?

Query: Hello doctor, My weight is 58 kg, height 5'3". Female, age 43. My platelet count five months back was 165, next month it was 140 and now it is 120. My liver function is normal and having thyroid. Taking Eltroxin 50 mg. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and here is my advise. Your platelet count is constantly reducing according to provided history. Kindly mention if you are having any clinical infection history like dengue, malaria, etc. bec...  Read Full »

What can cause recurrent fever and chills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old male. I have been suffering from fever and chills for the one week. I started on antibiotics Novoclox. I had two tablets and the next day had rashes on the body. Hence, I started taking Cetirizine once daily. The fever and rash has subsided now. Today morning, I had alc...  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history of fever with chills along with rashes do point to a differential diagnosis of malaria and a wide variety of viral fevers. The fever of malaria classically comes in phases, once every two or three days along with chills and rigors. The history of alcohol and n...  Read Full »

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