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What are the dermatological side effects of dengue fever?

What are the dermatological side effects of dengue fever?

Sequential: The first rash appears 2-5 days after the fever begins & appears on trunk, face, & out to limbs. Fever may sweep back again days later & a second rash appears on arms/legs & can cover the entire body except the face. Palms and soles may be bright red & swollen. This 2nd rash often itches terribly and peels. Patients can experience temporary hair loss as well. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, it is a viral, flu like illness spread by a day biting mosquito. Many have no symptoms but, if stricken, those ill have high fever, headache, ...Read more


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Do I have dengue fever?

Do I have dengue fever?

Been to an endemic: Area? Many people who are infected wi Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. Some people go on to have more severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain, bleeding under skin & from > ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dengue fever?

What are symptoms of dengue fever?

Fever/pain/bleeding: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or boney pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; rash and signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...Read more

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Is there a relapse after dengue fever?

Is there a relapse after dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: It is possible if you did not complete therapy or if therapy was not long enough. Follow up with your infectious disease doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dengue fever?

Viral Illness: The aedes aegypti & aedes albopictus mosquitoes are both vectors for dengue fever. Denque fever is a viral illness. According to the world health organization the aedes aegypti feeds during the daytime & the females can on multiple humans during one feeding period. Who states dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) accompanied by muscle / joint pain, severe headches, pain behind. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a dengue fever relapse?

Dengue Fever: Sure, but you need to see your infectious disease doctor for testing to confirm or refute. ...Read more

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Are there any cases of domestic (u.S.) dengue fever?

Are there any cases of domestic (u.S.) dengue fever?

Yes: It occurs occasionally in the U.S. - especially south florida and puerto rico. You can follow current surveillance about dengue from the cdc. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/dengue/. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever fatal?

Is dengue fever fatal?

Rarely: Dengue when presenting as a hemorrhagic fever can be fatal but most individuals with typical dengue survive. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever curable?

Not curable: Treatment for Dengue Fever is largely supportive. Oral hydration can be used for milder cases.Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Aspirin & other NSAID's should be avoided. With more sever cases, fluids, electrolytes & blood pressure should be monitored. Hydration is maintained with intravenous fluids. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may be needed for more serious cases. ...Read more

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How to avoid dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: You can avoid travel to areas where Dengue is endemic. Protect against mosquitoes wi permethrin applied to long pants, long sleeved shirts, shoes / socks & 10% DEET for skin. When in endemic areas avoid being out at dusk or dawn. Ensure that building has good screens on window & use bed netting. Remove sources of standing water near the house. As of this writing 6 vaccines are in development ...Read more

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How to prevent from dengue fever?

Avoid Mosquitos: If you are traveling to an area where dengue is endemic, be sure to wear appropriate clothing during the day (that's when this type of mosquito is active) and a repellant. I don't know where you live or if you're traveling, but it's a broad question. ...Read more

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Whare is the cure for dengue fever?

Whare is the cure for dengue fever?

Time: Dengue is caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes. The only treatment is supportive ie things that make you feel better while you wait for it to go away. Rest, use Acetaminophen (not ibuprofen) and drink plenty of fluids. You should be better in about a week. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent dengue fever?

What to do to prevent dengue fever?

Mosquito patrol: Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. ...Read more

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In aftica. Could I have dengue fever?

In aftica. Could I have dengue fever?

Maybe: Dengue fever is endemic in parts of africa. It depends where you are and the conditions there. If you suspect dengue, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Not exactly: Dengue fever does not have a liver stage, like some forms of malaria, that can lead to relapse. But you can become reinfected with a different strain of dengue even if you have already had dengue once. ...Read more

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Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Yes, lots of pain: Dengue fever's nickname is 'break bone fever' because every part of your body hurts so much it feels as if your bones are broken. People with dengue have flu-like symptoms including fever, headaches, and muscle aches. Rarely it progresses to severe dengue. It is a viral infection spread by mosquitos which bite during the day and prefer to live in towns & cities. Wear 30% deet to prevent it. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: According to the center for disease control & prevention, dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) with accompanying symptoms like muscle & joint pain, severe headches, intense pain behind the eyes, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands & rash. Severe dengue can lead to drop in body temperature, bloody gums or vomitus, severe abdominal pain, difficulty breathing & restlessness. ...Read more

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Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. ...Read more

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What are the interventions or cure for dengue fever?

What are the interventions or cure for dengue fever?

No "cure": There is no specific treatment developed to treat dengue fever. Maintaining fluid volume is key. ...Read more

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What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?

Worse next time: There are 4 serotypes (varieties) of dengue virus. Most people recover uneventfully. Rarely, some have internal oozing which can be very serious. Oddly enough, if you have been infected with one variety in the past, you are more likely to have a severe reaction to another dengue serotype infection in the future. Prevention is essential: wear insect repellent during the day. ...Read more

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Diferential diagnosis between dengue fever and malaria.

Fever: If you are trying to differentiate dengue fever and malaria, check the fever. If it is periodic (comes an goes) especially if it comes every 12, 24 36 or 72 hours and lasts for a couple hours then resolves, it is probably malaria. If the fever comes and stays for a couple days then it is more likely dengue. ...Read more

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What are the enzymes in Tawa-Tawa plants that can cure dengue fever?

What are the enzymes in Tawa-Tawa plants that can cure dengue fever?

Tawa - Tawa: Treatment of Dengue Fever with Tawa- Tawa plant is quite controversial. It has been used in Philippines where it is touted as increasing platelet counts. Dengue Fever has potential to significantly lower platelet counts. I don't know what enzymes are involved. ...Read more

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If someone is infected with dengue fever, how long does the fever last?

Per CDC-: Per: http://www. Cdc. Gov/dengue/faqfacts/index. Html : “Dengue hemorrhagic fever is characterized by a fever that lasts from 2 to 7 days.” ...Read more

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What part of our anatomy is generally affected when you have dengue fever?

Multiple -: Cardiovascular, GI tract, Lungs, skin etc. Many people who are infected wi Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. Some people go on to have more severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain ...Read more

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Why is second episode of dengue fever fatal? Are there any medicines to avoid it?

Why is second episode of dengue fever fatal? Are there any medicines to avoid it?

Its complicated: Dhf in 2nd infs has suggested a role for heterologous antibodies in enhancing viral uptake and replication in certain cells. Also, levels of tnf, cd8 and il2 are higher indicating an activation of cross reactive memory CD4 and cd8 t lymphocytes in response to second infections. Dhf can have a mortality of 50% in 3rd world. Its only 1% in usa. Rx is supportive. Mosquito repellent preventive. ...Read more

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What type of mosquito causes dengue fever? How can I prevent myself from getting it?

Dengue: Dengue Fever is due to a virus that is transmitted by several types of Aedes mosquitoes. Most commonly it is transmitted by A. Aegypti. You can avoid travel to areas where Dengue is endemic. Protect against mosquitoes wi permethrin applied to long pants, long sleeved shirts, shoes / socks & 10% DEET for skin. When in endemic areas avoid being out at dusk or dawn. Ensure that building has good > ...Read more

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How much time does it need to take the symptoms of dengue fever and malaria to appear?

How much time does it need to take the symptoms of dengue fever and malaria to appear?

Dengue, Malaria: Dengue symptoms usually occur within 4 days to a week, though sometimes up to 2 weeks postexposure. Malaria, depending on the species, may cause symptoms from 12-14 days postexposure, to weeks or even months after exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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