Management Of Body Pain In The Elderly Who Suffer From Malaria?

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Good evening, I want to ask, my parents are 56 years old and have been at home for 2 months because of malaria but 1 month the malaria has healed But how come my parents are recovering at home for 1 month when they work a little it hurts and the muscles are sore? “Is that because of the age factor or something else? So if for a suitable drug so that my mother’s immune system returns to normal so that she will be fit again, what is the right medicine? And food/drugs that might increase muscle and joint endurance. ” my mother?rnrnThank you

1 Answer:

hi ana,

Thank you for asking

Malaria is a disease caused by infection with the Plasmodium parasite. There are many types of this parasite. However, the ones that often infect humans are Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae. Each of these Plasmodium species can provide different symptoms of malaria, along with the severity, duration of healing, and the possibility of recurrence in the future.

In general, with proper treatment, malaria symptoms will improve within 2 to 4 weeks. But again, this healing time can vary depending on the type of Plasmodium that infects, the severity of the disease, the treatment given, and the sensitivity of the parasite to the treatment given. In general, infections caused by P. vivax and P. ovale have a longer healing time, which can take months, or even years because of the potential for recurrence at any time.

The body aches that your parents experienced were most likely part of the healing process of the previous malaria. It could also be that this pain is made worse by other conditions, for example:

Other viral or bacterial infections, for example chikungunya, dengue fever, influenza Arthritis (arthritis), for example due to rheumatism, gout Deficiency of vitamins B1, B6, B12 Peripheral arterial disease Peripheral neuropathy Pinched nerves Fibromyalgia Psychosomatic disorders, etc. It may also be, age the more it causes the pain threshold that your parents experience decreases, making the pain more pronounced. You should check with your parents directly to the doctor so that they can be examined further what the possible trigger for the complaint is. The doctor can also perform laboratory tests or other supporting tests to find out the best appropriate treatment to overcome it.

In the meantime, you can help your parents deal with their complaints in the following ways:

Give him healthy and nutritious food, especially those that contain lots of vitamin B complex. Encourage him to be active and exercise according to his ability, for example jogging, brisk walking, stationary cycling. Avoid stress and fatigue. Rest regularly Apply warm compresses to the painful area and take paracetamol if the pain gets worse I hope it helps

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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