8 Simple Home Treatments for Malaria

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites and the disease is spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes called ‘malaria vectors’.   There are currently no vaccines available to protect against malaria so the only form of medication offered is via antimalarial drugs like Generic Malarone. Contact ANP Pharma to find out more about how to protect yourself against malaria when you are travelling.

What are the signs and symptoms of malaria?

Symptoms of malaria include fever and flu-like illness including hot and cold shaking, headaches, muscle aching and general fatigue. Some people also suffer from nausea or diarrhoea and vomiting. Malaria can also cause anaemia and jaundice which is yellowing of the skin and eyes. For most people, symptoms develop anywhere from ten days to four weeks after being bitten.

What is the best treatment for malaria?

Treatment for malaria uses the same type of antimalarial medication that is offered to prevent malaria. If you have taken antimalarials to protect against malaria but have still caught it, healthcare professionals must know the identity of those medicines as they will probably use different drugs for further treatment. The type of antimalarial medicine they prescribe and for how long you need to take it will also depend upon the following:

·         The type of malaria you have

·         Where you caught malaria

·         The severity of symptoms

·         Whether or not you took preventative antimalarial tablets

·         Your age

·         For females, whether they are pregnant or not

Based on this information, the doctor will decide upon the best malaria treatment which will vary from patient to patient. A combination of different antimalarials may be recommended as some strains of malaria have become resistant to single types of medication.

How To Recover Fast From Malaria?

There are many things that a malaria sufferer can do to help promote recovery from this illness including the administration of home remedies to treat malaria. Foods which are noted for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties and which can help your body fight malaria include:

·         Cinnamon

·         Turmeric

·         Orange juice

·         Ginger

·         Sweet lime juice

·         Apple Cider Vinegar

·         Mustard Oil

·         Grapefruit

For current advice about how to protect yourself against malaria during foreign travel and also for information on antimalarial medication including Generic Malarone, contact ANP Pharma, your specialist pharmaceutical provider. Find more helpful information on our website https://www.anppharma.co.uk/