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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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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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 is dengue fever treated?

How is dengue fever treated?

Dengue treatment: Most cases of dengue fever are mild and require no specific treatment. More severe cases may be treated with fluids and pain relievers as dengue can cause dehydration and significant pain, hence the name 'breakbone fever'. The most worrisome form of dengue, 'dengue haemorrhagic fever' may require blood or blood component transfusion. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ 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. ...Read more

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How can you catch dengue fever?

How can you catch dengue fever?

Mosquito bite: Bite of an infected mosquito in places where dengue is endemic. ...Read more

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How long does dengue fever last?

How long does dengue fever last?

2-7 days: Dengue fever is increasing and is a common cause for fever in travelers returning from the tropics or subtropics. Symptoms develop 3-14 days after mosquito bite. Other symptoms include headache, pain behind eyes, muscle aches, joint pain, rash, and nausea. About 1% progress on to the more worrisome dengue hemorrhagic fever (dhf). If you suspect df see your doctor and avoid use of ibuprofen. ...Read more

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How long does a dengue fever last?

How long does a dengue fever last?

Duration: Most often dengue acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. If you had dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome recovery can be longer depending on complications. ...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

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