Common "Malaria" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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What is the recovery time of malaria in a 10-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 10 years old. She is suffering from watery stools. This problem has been happening for the last 27 days. For the previous three days, she also felt pain in both the ear and head. We consulted a doctor, and he said it was vivax malaria. He also advised a medicine, Primaqui...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I saw the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There was no specific test report for malaria. I do not understand how the doctor diagnosed it as malaria. There is no need to give mal...  Read Full »

My friend get diagnosed with malaria. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 40-year-old woman, and yesterday, my friend was diagnosed with malaria. What are the primary risk factors for contracting malaria? Are there specific precautions or behaviors individuals can adopt to minimize infection risk? What are the typical symptoms of malaria, and how soon aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. Malaria, a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites, affects individuals globally. Factors influencing infection risk include living in or traveling...  Read Full »

I would like to know about Piperaquine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. I was diagnosed with malaria two days back. I also have diabetes and hypertension, and take medications for it. I would like to know some details about the drug called Piperaquine. What is the use of taking it while having malaria? What is its mechanism of a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Piperaquine is an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum parasites. It is usually combined with other antimalarial medications like dihydroartemisinin in a fixed-dose combination called DHA-Piperaquine. T...  Read Full »

I need information about Piperaquine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old woman diagnosed with malaria two days ago. In addition to dealing with malaria, I also manage diabetes and hypertension with prescribed medications. I am curious to learn more about Piperaquine's purpose in treating malaria, its mechanism of action, common side effec...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out, and I understand your concern. Piperaquine (Piperaquine tetraposphate) is an antimalarial medication used with other drugs, such as Dihydroartemisinin (DHA), to address uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria, the most common and severe fo...  Read Full »

Can you give me insights on malaria vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a work trip coming up to a tropical country, and I heard about this malaria vaccine. I am a 38-year-old male. Given my health history, no major issues so far, except for some allergies and wheezing. I am wondering if getting the vaccine is a smart move for me. Can you break down...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. To clear your query about the malaria vaccine, the malaria vaccine, called RTS, S/AS01 (trade name Mosquirix), was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015 for use in children aged six weeks to 17 months in...  Read Full »

My typhoid vaccine was kept out for some time. Will it work?

Query: Hello doctor, I have questions about the typhoid vaccine and malaria. The direction for the typhoid vaccine is that it should be taken at least one week before exposure and day of travel. Does that mean that I should take the vaccine on the exact day, or can I just finish the four doses at the en...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. First of all, the live oral typhoid vaccine you are talking about is recommended to be taken at least one week before the date of travel. So, you can take it before one or t...  Read Full »

What causes fever and vomiting in my 8-year-old son?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the treatment given to my son for viral fever. He is 8 years 3 months old. When we observed my son's fever, I gave him one teaspoon of P250 for three days. On the fourth day, I visited hospital due to continuous fever. As the blood report confirmed it as viral fever, he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Rekapalli

Answer: Hi,Welcome to went through your child's history as you have provided and also saw the blood test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).According to the details provided, your child's illness fits into a viral illness spectrum. I believe you are concerned about fallin...  Read Full »

I feel extreme cold all the time except while sleeping. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling extremely cold all the time, except for when I am sleeping. It feels like the thermometer in my body is broken, and it cannot regulate my body temperature. I cannot think of any triggering factors. I have been to my primary doctor, endocrinologist, and rheumatologist and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from extreme cold feel all the time except during sleeping. Feeling cold may have resulted from fever, long time exposure to a cold environment. Without fever and cold climate, it ma...  Read Full »

I want to know about malaria virus and phlebovirus.

Query: Hello doctor,I want to solve a doubt. We are getting a lot of malaria cases around our area. And we read something about a phlebovirus. We want to understand if the malaria virus is more harmful than the phlebovirus. Which causes more serious cases, and what can be done to not catch any of the two v...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Actually, malaria is very common, while phlebovirus is not really common. So we can say that malaria is more likely to be spread in common areas where water is stored in large amounts such as ponds, rivers, and all. While phlebovirus is not r...  Read Full »

Should I take a malaria vaccine before traveling to a malaria-endemic zone?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male planning a trip to a malaria-endemic zone, and I am interested in learning more about the malaria vaccine. Can you provide information on the availability, effectiveness, and recommended dosage for the malaria vaccine? Additionally, are there any specific precaut...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Two malaria vaccines have been recommended for broader use by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): RTS, S/AS01 (RTS, S): This vaccine was the first malaria ...  Read Full »

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