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Itchy rash after taking Malarone. Side effects?

I went to Malaysia in July and took malarone for 4 days...I started to have a rash all over my sides of face and itching...decided to stop malarone tabs and rash subsided. However until now (September) I still have some sort of acne round my cheeks and they won t you think they are side effects of malarone tabs? And what can I do? I don t want to take any tabs as I want to get pregnant in the near suggest any creams?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Sep 2012
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Malarone has atovaquone and proguanil and is used for preventing malaria. It rarely causes a rash, so its possible that you are simply allergic to one of the components. If the rash hasnt subsided, you can use a steroid based ointment like Betnovate on the face. This will help take care of the rash. Also, use a sunscreen with 50 SPF and PA+++ which will help prevent photosensitivity reactions.
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Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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