Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: worriedmom | 2009-04-05

Q.

malaria medication for 4 year old

We are planning a trip to the KRUGER NAT PARK in Aug this year and I am very worried about MALARIA.I am also worried about the side effects of the medication and which meds to give to my son.
I would not want to take the chance not to give him the meds but also will he not be to sick with side effects to enjoy the holiday!!!!
Plse help
Many thanx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There are no recommended anti-malarials for young children at present. You will need to take all the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes including special nets while sleeping, burning anti-mosquito pads or coils and applying Tabard or Peaceful Sleep.

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