Can You Take Quinine Medicine?

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Doctor, I want to ask my body often comes out in cold sweat and my body also feels cold, well, my parents told me to take quinine medicine because of malaria, so I drink it, is that okay doc?

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Quinine was once used as a cure for malaria, but now quinine is no longer used because of parasites that have experienced resistance to this drug. Before deciding to do therapy for malaria, of course, it must be confirmed in advance, is it true that you have a malaria infection and what type of malaria is experienced (malaria treatment can vary depending on the type of malaria). You should not consume quinine carelessly because it is not necessarily cold sweat that you experience is caused by malaria (even if caused by malaria, quinine is also not a recommended drug anymore), and also be aware that quinine can cause various side effects, ranging from mild ones such as headache, dizziness, cold sweat, nausea, vomiting, to moderate and severe problems such as hearing loss, vision problems, decreased blood sugar, heart rhythm disorders, etc.


For now, you can try to wear thicker and layered clothing to reduce exposure to cold on your body. Try to drink warm drinks too (for example warm ginger tea) to help warm your body. If you really feel very disturbed because your body feels cold, you can do a doctor's examination to evaluate the cause of further symptoms and management according to the cause.

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