Malaria and Other Travel-Related Infections Treatments

Treatment for travel-related infections depends on the type of infection. Some are mild enough to require only over-the-counter medications to keep the patient comfortable. Others require hospitalization to keep the patient stable and avoid complications. Still others are highly contagious and require that infection control protocols be followed.

For malaria, once the exact type of parasite is identified, the physician will order the appropriate medication to be taken either by mouth or by IV. The type of drug and length of treatment will depend on the severity of your symptoms and your age. Early treatment with antimalarial drugs is essential to recovery.


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