How to Treat Malaria

Many people having been suffering from one sickness to another and most of the crucial illness many people have been suffering from are malaria. Many have been searching for ways in which their can treat malaria and so in this post you will educative tips, information and health advice about the different medicines for preventing and treating malaria.

Malaria as we all know is widespread in many tropical and subtropical countries and is a serious and sometimes fatal disease that can even cause a person’s life. Failing to treat malaria at the earlier stage may result to chronic disease. Prevention they say is better than cure, so it is very important that you prevent yourself from this illness called malaria and follow the principles which I am about to outline on how to treat malaria permanently.

Before we move to the various ways in which we can treat malaria, let us first and foremost look at the causes of malaria. Malaria is caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium. It is spread through the bite of an infected female mosquito. And if not properly treated can result to more severe illness, it can even lead to chronic disease if not properly treated at the early stage and at the right time. Health is wealth so we need to invest in our health.

Please, don’t forget that everything written here is just a guide, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions relating to your health.

So we will now move on to the preventive method. There are medications you can take to prevent you from getting malaria. Though this method is for those who are not sick or who are not having malaria. But believe me prevention is better that cure. Even if you don’t have malaria does not mean you are permanently free from contact it, but if you sincerely wan to be permanently free from contacting malaria then you need to take malaria preventives medication.

If you travel to a region where malaria is prevalent, you should take preventive medication against the parasite. Different medicines are recommended for different regions of the world and you should get specific advice from your doctor, pharmacist or travel clinic. You should also take whatever steps you can to avoid being bitten by a mosquito while you are away. Preventive medicines for malaria are listed below.

  1. Avloclor (Chloroquine)
  2. Dapsone
  3. Doxycycline (Vibramycin-D, Vibrox}
  4. Lariam (mefloguine)
  5. Malarone (proguanil, Atovaguone
  6. Malarone Paediatric (Proguanil, Atovaguone)

7.paludrine (proguanil)

  1. Paludrine/Avloclor (proguanil, Chloroquine)

These medications are for preventing malaria from entering your body not matter how many times mosquito bit you.

Now, we move to the treatment method. Here we will look at the various medications that can help in treating malaria permanently.

The treatment of malaria involves using the same antimalarial agents that are used to prevent malaria. However, if you get malaria after taking a particular preventative medicine, then a different medicine will be used to treat the malaria. The medications that can help in treating malaria are as follows.

  1. Doxycycline (Vibramycin-D, Vibrox)
  2. Lariam (Mefloguine)
  3. Malarone (proguanil, Atovaguone)
  4. Malarone Paediatric (proguanil, Atovaguone)
  5. Primaguine
  6. Quinine Sulphate
  7. Riamet (Artemether, Lumefantrine)

So, if you take any of this medications listed above, then you will be able to treat malaria permanently and free yourself from illness.

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