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Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Difference  between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Quite similar: Both conditions are caused by dengue virus. One is a milder form but the second one is more serious due to development of very low platelet counts which can lead to bleeding(that is why it is called hemorragic) and occasional fatalities due to shock(fluid leaks) or bleeding. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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


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No fever or flu symptoms just chills HIV delated?

No fever or flu symptoms just chills HIV delated?

Can be anything: Chills suggest the presence of a systemic infection but one cannot tell the cause without an exam and likely some blood tests. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?

Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?

The flu?: The symptoms you report sound consistent with a viral illness such as influenza. You can consider ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever or pain and expect symptoms to resolve in a week or two. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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What spreads dengue fever?

What spreads dengue fever?

Mosquitos: Primarily the tropical species, especially aedes aegypti. ...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?

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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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?

High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?

See your physician : Skin rash with fever can be due to numerous potential viral or bacterial infections. See your primary care physician or a dermatologist for a work up including further lab work, cultures, and possible skin biopsy. This will hopefully guide treatment. ...Read more

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Fevers then chills then fevers and spewing no diarrhea?

Acute gastritis: This can be due to many factors. The child should remain well hydrated and if they cannot keep liquids down or not urinating they should be seen in an urgent care center or ER. Try using Coke or Pepsi with the gas out. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more

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16 wks pego. Had 99 fever no more fever now green poop headache cramps chills high white blood cell count red soar throat negative strep negative flu?

16 wks pego. Had 99 fever no more fever now green poop headache cramps chills high white blood cell count red soar throat negative strep negative flu?

Symptoms: First 99 is not a fever. Over 100.5 then you have a fever. A WBC up to 15, 000 is normal in pregnant women. Immodium should help the diarrhea and cramps and cepacol or chloroseptic with tylenol (acetaminophen) for the throat. Sounds like a viral infection that is not influenza or strep throat (bacterial infection). Most OB's have a list of safe meds. Ask for it, it likely is similar to what I suggest. ...Read more

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3yrold, high fever, neg. Influenza test, days of runny nose, cough. Now cough tight, runny nose, fever back should go back to dr? Virus? Day16 now

3yrold, high fever, neg. Influenza test, days of runny nose, cough.  Now cough tight, runny nose, fever back should go back to dr? Virus? Day16 now

See the doctor: What may have started as a viral infection may be now complicated by an ear infection. At this age, they are prone to it. I think you should check back with the doctor, especially if the fever is back. ...Read more

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High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria ??

High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria ??

If you have green: poop and fever, then look inside the belly for cause. You may need a CT, or stool culture, or GI workup. If you have headache with fever, perhaps you need to look for meningitis. In other words, have your doctor keep looking for a cause, those tests you listed are only the beginning. Focus on your symptoms and start there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Headaches and night fever. Low white count and elevated liver enzymes.Negative for: hepatitis, dengue, malaria, typhoid fever, negative blood cultures?

Headaches and night fever. Low white count and elevated liver enzymes.Negative for: hepatitis, dengue, malaria, typhoid fever, negative blood cultures?

More info needed: How high a temp? Any swollen glands? Any other lab abnormalities? Any drenching sweats or just light sweating? Why are you on cipro (ciprofloxacin)? How low is the wbc? ...Read more

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2yo with flu high fever puking chills sore throat cough runny nose he keeps spitting like his mouth taste bad! what to give besides tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen?

2yo with flu high fever puking chills sore throat cough runny nose he keeps spitting like his mouth taste bad! what to give besides tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen?

Clear fluids: Give small amounts of pedialyte of chicken broth sweetened with a small amount of sugar to prevent dehydration. If you start with 1/2 tsp every 10-15 minutes you can often give enough fluids to prevent or treat dehydration. Increase amount of 1/2 tsp every hour or so as tolerated. Your child sounds like one the pediatrician should see. May want to do a rapid strep screen & assess for dehydration. ...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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Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu like symptoms chills, major fatigue, headache coughing congestion no fever. Flu test was negative but feels like the flu?

Flu: The test Is not. 100% accurate. I would treat it as flu. Take 2 extra strength Tylinol every 4 hours , Push fluids and rest. The symptoms should gradually disappear but if not see physician again ...Read more

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Typhoid fever treatment?

Typhoid fever treatment?

Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin,ceftriaxone and Azithromycine But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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What i need to take when i get denge fever?

What i need to take when i get denge fever?

No treatment: There is no specific treatment for dengue, other than to treat the symptoms and wait for it to resolve. Severe cases (dengue hemorrhagic fever) require hospitalization. ...Read more

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What could cause fevers?

Cause of fevers.: Most common cause is infections.

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What could cause recurring fevers?

What could cause recurring fevers?

Many causes: Infections like malaria and relapsing fever, tumors, auto immune diseases are among a long list of causes. ...Read more

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What causes recurring evening fevers?

There are many: There are many causes of night or evening sweats including but not limited to medications, tb, lymphoma, cancers , infections and metabolic conditions etc. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have fever?

I have fever?

MANY POSSIBILITIES: The cause of your fever should be evaluated for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have fever?

I have fever?

Use thermometer: Sometimes it is difficult to tell if you have a fever (sometimes it is obvious). If a person is unclear, there are many good thermometers available at the drug store that can confirm if a fever is present or not. A fever can be related to a viral or bacterial infection and in rare cases other non-infectious causes. If fever is very high or persistent, seek care to determine next best course. ...Read more

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I have fever?

I have fever?

And?: Ok, and? What would you like to know. Fever is a very vague term - how high, what are your other symptoms. How did it start? ...Read more

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I have fever?

I have fever?

About fevers...: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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I have fever?

I  have fever?

It can be checked: To determine if a person has a fever (above normal body temperature) requires a thermometer. Just touching the forehead is not very predictive. There are various thermometers---some can be place on in the ear, some over the temporal artery, some in the mouth and rectal temperatures. These thermometers are available without a prescription and affordable. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Fever: Defined in many different ways. My preference is a body temperature which in the course of 24 hours either fails to fall as low as 98.6 f, or reaches 100 f. If you define it in a clinically relevant fashion, that depends on the particular illness or condition being examined. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

See below: Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A fever is when the temperature is above 99.5 f. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Fever?: 29 F Asks: What is fever? ANS: an elevated body temperature for you. Sign of many illnesses. But must be measured with an accurate thermometer. Mercury is still the best. Available for 2nd opinion anytime. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

See below: It is an elevation in your body temperature. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more

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What is fever?

What is fever?

Rise in temperature: For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and aches go away by themselves. Most people use over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin, or Advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary fevers. ...Read more