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Malaria - Signs You Should Be Aware Of!

MD, House Job Certificate ( SKIN & STD) , MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Malaria - Signs You Should Be Aware Of!
Mosquitoes might be tiny creatures, but are responsible for some of the most dreadful diseases, one of them is malaria. Malaria is caused by a parasite that is transmitted through mosquito bites directly or from mother to unborn baby and through blood transfusions. Very widely spread in the Asian and African continents, people travelling here are very cautious of this disease. In areas that are notorious for mosquito infestations, the local people also take preventive measures to ensure mosquito breeding is prevented or at least minimised.

Spread of the disease: When a mosquito bites an infected person, it picks up the parasite from the person and when it next bites another person, the infection is also transmitted. From there, the parasite travels to the liver and into the bloodstream before reaching another individual. While all people are prone to getting the infection, elderly people, children, pregnant women, and immunocompromised people are at greater risk. Also, new travellers are at greater risk than local people, who are to some extent immune to mosquito bites.

Symptoms: The disease is characterised by moderate to severe shaking chills which are more common in the evening, high fever, profuse sweating, headache, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Quite often, there is about a 4-week gap between the time of the mosquito bite and the onset of symptoms. However, in many people, the disease could lie dormant and symptoms manifest when the immunity is severely lowered.
With the gradual progression of the disease, more severe symptoms could evolve as below, and that is when malaria becomes life-threatening.

Cerebral malaria: Once the parasites enter the bloodstream, they can block the minor blood vessels in the brain leading to cerebral oedema and even brain damage. It could eventually result in coma.
Anaemia: There is large-scale destruction of red blood cells, leading to severe anaemia and weakness and fatigue
Breathing problems: Similarly, accumulation of fluid in the lung spaces can lead to pulmonary oedema which causes difficulty breathing and lung failure.
Organ failure: Blood flow blockage to other vital organs like kidneys, liver, and spleen are also possible. The spleen may rupture leading to severe haemorrhage.
Low blood sugar: The malarial parasite per se and the most commonly used medicine (quinine) are both known to cause low blood sugar levels. This can result in coma and even death.
Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment usually consists of chloroquine, Mefloquine, quinine sulfate, or hydroxychloroquine. There are various drug-resistant forms of malaria, and they may require combination therapy.
Prevention assumes greater significance with travellers going for vaccines prior to visiting these areas. Even the local people should find ways to avoid breeding of mosquitoes, use mosquito repellents and nets to avoid the infection.

Namaskar sir ji last 1 week fever and I have check blood, malaria, tyfied, and dengue but all reports negative. But my full body very pain mainly shoulder. And on my eyes are just like heavy and pain in head. No power my body.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Namaskar sir ji last 1 week fever and I have check blood, malaria, tyfied, and dengue but all reports negative.
But m...
It's very common in viral fever,,take ors daily,,take high protein,,take honey in warm water,,with this u need proper homoeopathic treatment to cure ur problem
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Malaria - Know The Symptoms It Leads To!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
Malaria - Know The Symptoms It Leads To!
Mosquitoes might be tiny creatures, but are responsible for some of the most dreadful diseases, one of them is malaria. Malaria is caused by a parasite that is transmitted through mosquito bites directly or from mother to unborn baby and through blood transfusions. Very widely spread in the Asian and African continents, people travelling here are very cautious of this disease. In areas that are notorious for mosquito infestations, the local people also take preventive measures to ensure mosquito breeding is prevented or at least minimised.

Spread of the disease: When a mosquito bites an infected person, it picks up the parasite from the person and when it next bites another person, the infection is also transmitted. From there, the parasite travels to the liver and into the bloodstream before reaching another individual. While all people are prone to getting the infection, elderly people, children, pregnant women, and immunocompromised people are at greater risk. Also, new travellers are at greater risk than local people, who are to some extent immune to mosquito bites.

Symptoms: The disease is characterised by moderate to severe shaking chills which are more common in the evening, high fever, profuse sweating, headache, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Quite often, there is about a 4-week gap between the time of the mosquito bite and the onset of symptoms. However, in many people, the disease could lie dormant and symptoms manifest when the immunity is severely lowered.
With the gradual progression of the disease, more severe symptoms could evolve as below, and that is when malaria becomes life-threatening.

Cerebral malaria: Once the parasites enter the bloodstream, they can block the minor blood vessels in the brain leading to cerebral oedema and even brain damage. It could eventually result in coma.
Anaemia: There is large-scale destruction of red blood cells, leading to severe anaemia and weakness and fatigue
Breathing problems: Similarly, accumulation of fluid in the lung spaces can lead to pulmonary oedema which causes difficulty breathing and lung failure.
Organ failure: Blood flow blockage to other vital organs like kidneys, liver, and spleen are also possible. The spleen may rupture leading to severe haemorrhage.
Low blood sugar: The malarial parasite per se and the most commonly used medicine (quinine) are both known to cause low blood sugar levels. This can result in coma and even death.
Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment usually consists of chloroquine, Mefloquine, quinine sulfate, or hydroxychloroquine. There are various drug-resistant forms of malaria, and they may require combination therapy.
Prevention assumes greater significance with travellers going for vaccines prior to visiting these areas. Even the local people should find ways to avoid breeding of mosquitoes, use mosquito repellents and nets to avoid the infection.

What are the symptoms of malaria and what should I have to do when I have suffered from this disease?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What are the symptoms of malaria and what should I have to do when I have suffered from this disease?
Dear lybrateuser, -Symptoms of malaria include high fever with chills, profuse sweating, headache, weakness, stomachache, nausea, vomiting & in severe cases loss of consciousness & organ failure - investigations to know the type of malaria, bed rest , plenty of oral fluids, medication for fever & antimalarials as prescribed by the doctor are the mainstay of treatment.
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Hi, What is the symptoms of malaria and what is the medicine used for this disease?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, -Symptoms of malaria include high fever with chills, profuse sweating, headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, in severe cases loss of consciousness & coma - medicines used include antimalarials as per the type of malaria & tablet Paracetamol for fever & bodyache.
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PM Modi Wins UN's Highest Environment Award - How Can We Contribute?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Faridabad
PM Modi Wins UN's Highest Environment Award - How Can We Contribute?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have been chosen to be conferred with UN's highest environmental honour - 'Champions of the Earth' award.

They have been chosen in the Policy Leadership category for their remarkable contribution towards environment through International Solar Alliance (ISA) and promoting new levels of cooperation on environmental action.

Governments of various countries, global ambassadors and social activists have been appealing the world to do their bit for saving the environment but very little awareness has been seen among people. As per a survey conducted by World Health Organisation (WHO), over 12.6 million people lose their lives due to environmental diseases and the numbers are increasing consistently.

There are various causes which add to deterioration of the environment. Some of them are mentioned below:

Air and sound pollutions
Hazardous waste
Volatile organic compound
Plastic pollution
Organic dust toxic syndrome
Persistent organic pollutants
Heavy metals
Mercury poisoning
Noxious gases including nitrogen, carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide and sulphuretted hydrogen
It is a well-known fact that poor or unhealthy environment can lead to numerous life-threatening diseases. These diseases include:

Stroke
Ischaemic heart disease
Cancers
Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Diarrhoeal Diseases
Respiratory Infections
Neonatal Conditions
Malaria
Asthma
Smoking-related diseases
Diseases caused by toxic or irritant chemicals in the environment
Diseases caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation

Environmental issues can also lead to mental disorders like anxiety, stress, bipolar disorder and more.

How can we prevent these environmental diseases?

We can prevent these diseases by learning not to spread any type of pollution and teaching our coming generations to follow these rules of environment.

Here are some other ways which can help in preventing environmental pollution:

Completely quitting the use of plastic
Saving water
Controlling noise pollution
Trying to use public transport as much as possible
Not wasting a single bite of food
Managing hazardous materials effectively
Proper solid waste management
Planting as many trees as possible
Making adequate arrangements for vector control
Trying to keep your home, office and surroundings as clean as possible
Here are some ways which can help in keeping yourself safe from environmental pollution:

Wearing a mask whenever outside the house
Trying to stay away from traffic as much as possible
Not having much exposure to sun rays
Installing air purifiers at home
Planting trees in the garden area
Not only our Prime Minister but each and every one of us will have to contribute our part to make the environment healthy, otherwise soon the only green planet in the universe will also become an uninhabitable planet.
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My dad is suffering from @malaria and diabetes also. malaria is now more than 20 days, somebody suggest me to take #JuriTap, is it ok?

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
My dad is suffering from @malaria and diabetes also. malaria is now more than 20 days, somebody suggest me to take #J...
There is specific guidelines to treat various types of malaria. It is notifiable disease hence shoud be treated with proper medicine according to type of malaria parasite detected.
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I am suffering from fever last 10 days I check my blood test is malaria is found.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am suffering from fever last 10 days I check my blood test is malaria is found.
Malaria is a serious disease and don't ignore it.. Consult Properly and take proper Homoeopathic treatment..
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What is symptoms of malaria disease and what is correct treatment for this incurable disease.

MBBS
General Physician, Udaipur
What is symptoms of malaria disease and what is correct treatment for this incurable disease.
It is not an incurable disease. Symptoms are mostly fever with chills and rigors and fever may be daily at a particular time.
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Now-a-days, malaria is spreading widely. I would like to know about the preventive measures for malaria?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrateuser, - Preventive measures against malaria include : - avoiding breeding & bite of mosquito, avoid stagnation of water in & around house especially in drains, tanks, containers & flower pots - do mosquito proofing by installing metal mesh on windows, apply mosquito repellent cream/ gel on exposed parts of the body, use mosquito nets while sleeping, use mosquito repellent coils & mats in rooms, wear full sleeve shirts & trousers to prevent bite, do fumigation in & around the house.
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