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Had malaria twice, completed course. Suggested to continue malarid and riconia. Suggest? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Jun-2013
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User:Hi This is XXXXXX
Doctor:How are you?
User:I am fine but I just finished my course for Malaria
User:I was affected with malaria and took the course
User:My doctor suggested me to continue with malirid and riconia G
User:Even last year I had Malaria and this is second time I am affected
Doctor:Actually one episode of malaria doesnt give immunity against further attacks
Doctor:The only way to control it by using mosquito nets, mosquito repellants
Doctor:and since it breeds in fresh water
User:how will this malirid tab help me now
Doctor:its important you make sure that there are no cans/bottles/coolers/pots in which water is collecting in your house
Doctor:Actually Malirid has primaquine
Doctor:Its helps to eliminate the remaining parasites in your blood
Doctor:If we dont give it
Doctor:the infection doesnt clear completely
User:doc has given me for 14 days ..twice a day
Doctor:yes that is right
User:even after this medication is there a possibility of attack
Doctor:It doesnt protect you from further attacks
Doctor:It clears this present infection completely
User:ohh.this is the second time im getting
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:Its common in India
User:hmm but had to take a lot of leaves and i became very weak
Doctor:the measures I mentioned above will help
Doctor:For the weakness
User:ok sure
User:any other things to take care reg my diet
Doctor:take a balanced diet XXXXXXX in protein, fruits and vegetables
Doctor:They help a lot
User:can take all regular vegetables right?
Doctor:there is no particular thing that you need to avoid
Doctor:drink plenty of water
Doctor:like 3-4 litres in a day
User:ok and can I take non vegetarian?
Doctor:there is no problem
User:oh ok thank you
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:No thank you so much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Have a good day
User:Thank you :)
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