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Precautions to avoid malaria - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi
User :   Wanted to know the care to avoid malaria
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   28, Own business, Un married, No dependents
Doctor :   Which part do you travel
Doctor :   and how long
User :   3 months
Doctor :   Which place are you staying now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   so you have to take extra precautions
Doctor :   you have to take usual precuations like full covered clothes
Doctor :   and mosquito nets
Doctor :   most imp is see that yoiu dont get a mosquito bite
User :   but how
Doctor :   along with it the chemo prophylaxis helps with some antimalarial drugs
User :   I was told I can take some tablets to avoid malaria
Doctor :   tht is called Chemoprophylaxis
Doctor :   As it is cholorquien resistant there are other drugs like Mefloquine
Doctor :   Doxy primaquine to be taken
Doctor :   Mefloquin to be taken one to two weeks in advance
Doctor :   before teh travel
User :   how much dose
Doctor :   Doxy/ Primaquine to tbe taken before 1 -2 days
Doctor :   the doctor decids which one to be given
Doctor :   since these are prescription drugs we wont suggest you the dose and the duration
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yoiu please see the doctor for it
User :   Ok
Doctor :   You have to continue them evern after your return
Doctor :   for one month
Doctor :   depending on teh drug
Doctor :   and the tolerabiligy
Doctor :   anything else you need
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
User :   thanks. Also where can I meet a doctor who can guide in travel vaccinations & others queries like these
Doctor :   You may meet any Internal Medicine physician inyour city
Doctor :   he will advice you
Doctor :   Have you filled the form
Doctor :   i sent
Doctor :   anything esle
Doctor :   thanks for consulting
Doctor :   bye
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