Since visiting Gambia I have been off food, suffering from headaches, sweats, nausea, tiredness and diarrhea after every meal, when I can eat that is. Do you think I should go to the doctor for a test for malaria?
Yes—whenever you have symptoms that include fever and sweats after visiting an area of high malaria transmission, it is always worthwhile getting a malaria test. With a positive diagnosis, the doctor can find out what type of malaria you have and then give you the most appropriate treatment. If the test is negative, the doctor is then able to look for other possible causes of your symptoms, such as an intestinal parasitic infection or some other illness.