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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes headache after recovering from malaria?

I just had treatment for malaria. I was prescribed CEFDOXIM & Artequin 600/750 I finished the tablets as prescribed but still have some form of headache or feeling bit funny in my head. Not too bad but am still worried. I did go back to the doctor and they ran tests after the medication that confirmed that Malaria is gone - Did a full blood test again - How ever - After the test the doctor told me that my WBC count was still high and it is due to another infection somewhere else. Where - What - He suggested i go on Augmentin wich i did - i still feel bit funny in the head
Thu, 8 Nov 2018
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Yes, most of the chronic infection leads to high levels of WBCs mostly the lymphocytes.

You need to test yourself for viral diseases like Hepatitis B and C, or even for HIV. Though you know these are the screening test and everybody must follow the universal standards, there is nothing to worry.

You need to also check if you have repeatedly common cold or herpes simplex. In case your eosinophil count is high go for allergic reaction test or even a helminthic examination.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray,
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