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Want to know the precautions to be taken in a case when phalsiperum maleria is identified? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:wish to know the precautions to be taken in a case when phalsiperum maleria is identified
User:its a todays case only with my family member
User:currently he has temperature of 4
Doctor:Everyone in the family needs prophylaxis against malaria
User:prophylaxis means?
Doctor:It means an anti-malarial medicine needs to be given to all the family members coming in contact
Doctor:The medicine can be chloroquine if the parasite is sensitive to it
User:can you pls suggest a name and a dose
Doctor:It is a prescription medicine and you will need to consult a physician to get the medicine
Doctor:Apart from that you will need regular use of mosquito repellants
User:what precaustion should we do for the affected individual?
Doctor:and other precautions against mosquito bites
Doctor:For him, the anti-malarial medicines will take care of the infection
Doctor:He will need repeated blood smears to see if the parasite is eliminated from blood
Doctor:supportive measures to make him more comfortable until he is able to get over with the infection
Doctor:For example crocin for fever
Doctor:adequate rest
Doctor:Lots of fluids to drink to eliminate toxins from the body
User:consulted doctor suggested to take medicines for 3 days and if not improved may need to be admitted
Doctor:Yes that is the treatment
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
Doctor:Its ok
User:what should he take in food/drink
Doctor:In food he can take the usual meals if he feels like
Doctor:He needs more of fluids
Doctor:In diet give him whatever he feels like taking
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:thank you
Doctor:Hope I helped
User:thank you
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