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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Dengue Fever

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Definition of the word may have come from swahili "ka-dinga pepo", meaning cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit. Dengue or breakbone fever 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, shaking chills, & rash. Repeat illness dangerous. 50% of world population at risk as ...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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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.?

Should be: If having diarrhea, have low lactose dairy, e.g. Yogurt or kefir. These are low lactose products. Also have probiotics which can help with diarrhea. Go for low fat products (less likely to cause nausea). Maintain hydration with abundant liquid intake. ...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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more