Malaria Tablets And Repellents
Get Malaria tablets and repellents in Leicester and Nuneaton before travelling outside the UK.
Malaria is a parasitic infection spread specifically by female mosquitoes through a bite. The symptoms associated with malaria include headache, vomiting, muscle pain, fever, sweating, and shivering. Treatment should be started quickly to minimise the severity of the disease.
Awareness and high-risk areas
Malaria is prevalent in most tropical and subtropical regions. Before travelling to any country, it’s paramount to check if the country is at a high risk of malaria. You can find the information on the NHS website destination section.
How to prevent yourself from catching Malaria
It’s essential to avoid mosquito bites. By minimising the number of mosquito bites you reduce the chances of acquiring the infection. Here are a few ways on how you can avoid mosquito bites:
Avoid mosquito bites
Malaria transmitting mosquitoes usually bite after sunset. Nevertheless, mosquitoes that bite during the day transmit other diseases. It’s therefore vital to practically avoid mosquito bites at all times.
Taking anti-malaria tablets
Malaria prevention tablets (antimalarial) are suitable for those going to countries that are at high risk of malaria. The tablets help in stopping the establishment of the infection as well as the development of symptoms.
We have various types of antimalarial tablets. They all vary in their side effects, mode of action, and how you take them.
We will discuss the tablets with you to determine their suitability.
How to take Antimalarial Tablets
Start taking the antimalarial tablets before arriving in your country of destination. This means that there will be enough medication in your system to prevent the infection upon arrival.
Ensure that you take the tablets as directed by your G.P or doctor – missing tablets can result in malaria infection. You should not stop taking the tablets even if you are not in a high-risk area.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about the malaria tablets and repellents in Leicester and Nuneaton.