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Does retinol treat malaria?

Retinol and vitamin A have been shown in a limited number of cases to reduce parasite blood levels, fever, and death in individuals with malaria. However, retinol and vitamin A are not proven to do a better job at it than other well-known drugs and preventive solutions.

If you are traveling or living in an area at risk for malaria, talk to your doctor about how you can limit your risks by using retinol or vitamin A.

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