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I have flashes of fever, I sweat during work hours to the point

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I have flashes of fever, I sweat during work hours to the point of smelling in a different way proper of fever, I found myself having chills, and I feel tired, my upper back stiff or uncomfortable.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Alistair replied 5 years ago.

Greetings I will need further information:

 

Do you have cough along with fever?

 

Do you have weight loss?

 

Do you have night sweats or evening sweats?

 

Did you travel recently?

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No cough

 

no weight loss

 

no night sweats, as far as I am aware. Sweats during the day do happen

 

I came back from Argentina 3 weeks ago. Change from weather (summer into winter).

Expert:  Dr.Alistair replied 5 years ago.

Your symptoms are most suggestive of malaria, which is transmitted from mosquito bite. Malaria risk in Argentina is higher in the lowlands towards the border with Bolivia (Jujuy and Salta provinces) and towards Paraguay (Corrientes and Misiones provinces).

 

Malarial symptoms are as follows:

Cough ,Fatigue,Shaking chills , joint pains, muscle aches, fever off and on and sweats

If left untreated can lead to serious complications.

 

Diagnosis can be done by: thick/thin smear from blood. Mosly clinically diagnosed from the symptoms.

 

Treatment:

since mostly Plasmodium vivax species are commonly transmitted in argentina, they cause benign malaria which is not as harm full as other types of malaria can be:

 

Best treatment for this is:

Chloroquin orally 600mg once

then 300mg 6 hours later, and then 300mg once daily for 2 days.

 

After 2 day choloquin start:

Primaquine 30mg per day for 14 days to prevent liver stage of malaria.

 

It is still recommended to have the lab test for malaria to know which type of malaria you have.

 

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