How to Diagnose and Treat Malaria?

Q:
How to diagnose and treat malaria?

A:
Blood test can help diagnose following things:

  • Whether you have malaria.
  • The type of malaria parasite.
  • Whether your problem is caused by a parasite resistant to certain drugs.
  • Whether the disease is hurting your important organs.

Following medications are common in treating malaria:

  • Chloroquine (Aralen).
  • Quinine sulfate (Qualaquin).
  • Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil).
  • Mefloquine.
  • Combination of atovaquone and proguanil (Malarone).

If you want to treat malaria, you had better consult your doctor. You doctor will prescribe the treatment based on the severity of your symptoms, your age and the type of malaria parasite.

 

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.