Patient Comments: Malaria - Symptoms and Signs

What malaria symptoms and signs did you experience?

Comment from: helga, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

Thanks for article! The treatment of Malaria should be started immediately after discovering it. It is very important to treat the disease because it can cause death. There are available several drugs on the market that should be taken in the early stages of the disease.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 16

I was deployed in several countries and was given chloroquine and primaquine each time. This was 20 years ago and I still get bone breaking chills that shake me so hard it wakes my wife up on our temper pedic bed. After this I get sudden soaking sweats and fever and pain about once a year. I am still having symptoms every year after all these years.

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Comment from: worldnomad, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I caught malaria after a 6 week NGO assignment in Senegal last month. I first noticed a fever developing in the daytime and by night it had turned into a raging fever. I had a splitting headache, spiking temps, very sore back and muscle pain. That intense fever lasted for 24 hours. I thought malaria would be more serious than that, but the doctor confirmed that's what it was. For the next week I had diarrhea, vomited frequently and had severe nausea largely thanks to malaria medication side effects. I was very fatigued for 2 weeks and just slept almost non stop

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