Malaria is a type of fever in which humours of the body have become imbalance. The main cause of the disease is the transmission of parasite called plasmodium through the bite of an infected female anopheles.
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The unhygienic conditions around you is also one of the important factors. Malaria is also caused due to contamination of water. Malaria is a parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia.
Do’s during Malaria
- Contaminated water around should be disposed, use DDT on stagnant water.
- Use mosquito repellent/net
- Body should be covered as much as possible.
- One should digestible and light foods during malaria fever.
- Use fruits such as Orange, papaya
- Fruit juices, lemon juices with honey is also good.
- Jaggery, Amla and Bengal gram should be given preference to maintain the level of HB
- Ensure hygiene
- Herbal fumigation
- Neem water bath is good
- Taking Tulsi decoction (15-20 leaves, 5gm ginger, 10 pepper, ½ teaspoon of pure turmeric powder are boiled for 10 minutes.) is good
- Take warm bath twice a day.
Don’ts during Malaria
- Avoid water stagnation to prevent breeding of mosquitoes
- remove stagnated water from coolers, containers, garbage, etc. once in week.
- Avoid contaminated blood transfusion
- Keep unscreened doors and windows closed.
- During pregnancy, one shouldn’t travel to malaria spread region.
- Do not wear clothes that expose arms and legs.
- Discourage children to play outdoors in shorts and half/without sleeves clothes.