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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Dengue Fever

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Treatment for hepatomegly with minimal ascitis in dengue fever for 1year babay ?

Treatment for hepatomegly with minimal ascitis in dengue fever  for 1year babay
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See pediatrician: Unusual to see ascites in a one year old, and doubt it is related to dengue alone. This needs to be fully evaluated by a pediatric specialist and should not be delayed. This is not likely to even be dengue hemorrhagic fever. Something else serious may be going on. Hope baby is better soon. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Nothing proven: Evidence-based medicine has no specific therapy for dengue beyond rehydration, pain management, and transfusions as required. Water and blood may be the most natural of all treatments. A complementary practitioner familiar with dealing generally with muscle pain and distress might be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

If you have severe: Dengue fever - it would be more likely, then with a mild case. ...Read more

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How can I get more info on dengue fever?

How can I get more info on dengue fever?

Google: You can google it. The cdc website (www.Cdc.Gov) and wikipedia are good sources of information. ...Read more

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How do I protect myself from dengue fever?

How do I protect myself from dengue fever?

Avoidance measures: Keep covered up with clothing. Use mosquito repellant and sleep under netting. If possible avoid travel during times of high mosquito activity. Treat fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) and get lots of fluids otherwise there is no specific treatment. ...Read more

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Are dairy produts safe during dengue fever.?

Are dairy produts safe during dengue fever.?

Dairy and dengue: There's no contraindication to dairy that i know of. But main people have nausea and diarrhea, and dairy might not be the best to make them feel better. Focus is on clear oral fluids, or IV fluids, and careful lookout for hemorrhagic fever. ...Read more

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How does dengue fever affect the internal organs?

How does dengue fever affect the internal organs?

Dengue fever: Dengue may impact GI, renal and lung function in severe cases. ignificant 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 severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain, bleeding under skin & from mouth & nose. Other complications > ...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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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with dengue fever?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with dengue fever?

Break Bone Fever: Dengue fever begins with a sudden high fever, often as high as 104 - 105 degrees fahrenheit, 4 to 7 days after the infection. A flat, red rash may appear over most of the body 2 - 5 days after the fever starts. A second rash, which looks like the measles, appears later in the disease. Infected people may have increased skin sensitivity and are very uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Can you explain what are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Uncomplicated: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or bony pain; severe headache ;/or eye pain; drowsiness, fatigue, agitation, rash ; signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...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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Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

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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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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Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Fever+head+limb pain: Denue fever is increasing world-wide. It is caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes. Some suffer headache, fever, and extreme body pain (as if your bones are broken). Sometimes the infection can go on to internal bleeding. Treat the symptoms with acetaminophen, rest, and plenty of fluids. A vaccine is in research trials, so for now preventing daytime mosquito bites is only way to prevent it. ...Read more

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Delaying of periods effect of dengue fever?

Delaying of periods effect of dengue fever?

Any illness that: Makes you ill enough could cause a delay in a period or could cause a period to be missed. Severe complicated dengue fever has the potential for this. ...Read more

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How does dengue fever leads to hepatomegaly?

How does dengue fever leads to hepatomegaly?

Multiple factors: Clinical evidence of liver involvement in dengue infections includes the presence of hepatomegaly and increased serum liver enzymes. Dengue viral antigens have been found within hepatocytes, and the virus appears to be able to replicate in both hepatocytes and kupffer cells, and dysregulated host immune responses may play an important causative role in liver damage. ...Read more

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Rashes from dengue fever is itching, what can I do?

Please speak with: Your physician about use of antihistamines to help reduce itching. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more