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Dengue sx's: 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 mouth & nose. > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sometimes, yes: Initial infection with dengue fever usually is mild and clears up in a week or two. However, the body's immune system sometimes overreacts to a second dengue infection, with high fever and a number of possible complications, such as kidney failure and even death. Sometimes an initial infection is mild and not diagnosed or even noticed, so that some apparent first infections also can be severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tropical infection : Dengue is a febrile illness caused by a virus. This is a mosquito borne illness that is contracted while traveling to tropical climates. It is usually self limited, however can be very severe in someone who has been previously infected. Diagnosis can be confirmed with a blood test. Treatment is primarily supportive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dengue from mosquito: Once you have dengue and the body recovers, the infection is gone and will not come back. The only way to have dengue a second time is from a new mosquito bite. Dengue is found in the tropics- so u would have to travel back there to catch it again. Be careful of the mosquitoes!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dengue...: Dengue infected patients are either asymptomatic or they have one of three clinical presentations: undifferentiated fever; dengue fever with or without hemorrhage; or dengue hemorrhagic fever (dengue shock syndrome). There are three phases of dengue hemorrhagic fever: the febrile phase, the critical (plasma leak) phase, and the convalescent (reabsorption) phase. ...Read more
Dengue treatment : There is no cure for dengue- only what we call supportive treatment. That means, if necessary, the patient can be placed in the hospital and given IV fluids, pain medications and continuous monitoring until they get better. Good to avoid mosquito bites - esp now that it's rainy season there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Dengue is an infection spread by mosquitoes. Age doesn't matter. Anyone who is exposed can get it. If you are in area with dengue, make sure to wear insect repellent with deet, use mosquito nets around your bed at night, preferably wear long sleeves and pants (can be light weight and light colored), and check your skin daily for bites and for any symptoms of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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