Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: KG | 2009/11/16

Q.

Malaria Medication

Hi!

What malaria meds are on the market for a 32 month old toddler and a 11 year old girl? We are going to a malaria area (Kruger Park) from the 11 - 19 of Dec and I am worried that I might be too late in giving it to them? Also, I read about Coartem D and was wondering if it is available locally?

Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The best approach these days is prevention of mosquito bites through the use of sleeping nets, burning anti- mosquito coils and Tabbard or Peaceful Sleep applied to the body.Clothing should cover arma and legs in the evenings. Coartem D should be available but the measures advised above are recommended.

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