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After dengue fever subsided my son aged 11years is uncomfortable with itchy skin?

After dengue fever subsided my son aged 11years is uncomfortable with itchy skin?

Sensitive skin: I have read that some patients with dengue fever are left with very sensitive skin. Moisturizing frequently should help, but check with your doctor.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!

After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!

Not common: After any viral illness, including dengue, you can have a flare up of a rash. Usuallly it will fade over weeks. Over the counter Hydrocortisone may be helpful. If the rash persists, see your doctor to get stronger medication to help it go away.

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Hi. I'm a G6PD patient. And last 2 days ive been suspected with dengue fever. Now my whole body are felt itchy. Is that confirm dengue?

Hi. I'm a G6PD patient. And last 2 days ive been suspected with dengue fever. Now my whole body are felt itchy. Is that confirm dengue?

Itching?: Itching can happen with or without dengue, so itching does not confirm nor deny dengue. Dengue testing is of 2 types: antibody testing or PCR testing. Antibody testing looks for one's immune system's response to the virus (one's body makes antibodies against the virus). PCR testing looks for actual pieces of virus material, such as the RNA genetic material in the virus.

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

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.

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Are skin rashes on dengue itchy?

Are skin rashes on dengue itchy?

Variable.: The rash that accompanies dengue fever may or may not cause itching.

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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.

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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.

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What's the chance of getting dengue fever after the bite?

What's the chance of getting dengue fever after the bite?

Dengue Presentation: Dengue presents clinically in less than 20% of cases. The challenge is if you do not show an active disease process and at some point in the future you are bit again, there is a high risk for developing dengue hemorrhagic fever which can be fatal. Lab test are available to determine your exposure to dengue

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Can you tell me, is there dengue fever in the united states in the summer?

Can you tell me, is there dengue fever in the united states in the summer?

Dengue Fever: Most cases in the continental states are related to world travel and immigration. According to the centers for disease control and prevention, U.S. Citizens are impacted in endemic areas including puerto rico, guam, samoa and us. Virgin islands.

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Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Do people with dengue fever have a lot of pain?

Yes, lots of pain: Dengue fever's nickname is 'break bone fever' because every part of your body hurts so much it feels as if your bones are broken. People with dengue have flu-like symptoms including fever, headaches, and muscle aches. Rarely it progresses to severe dengue. It is a viral infection spread by mosquitos which bite during the day and prefer to live in towns & cities. Wear 30% deet to prevent it.

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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.

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My palms are itching and feel tension after dengue fever. Can it happen??

My palms are itching and feel tension after dengue fever. Can it happen??

Possibly: Did you have a rash involving your hands with the Dengue? Did you repeatedly wash your hands or use hand sanitizers? Those can be drying to the skin.

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I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! Thank too much?

I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! Thank too much?

Hepatomegaly: Hepatic dysfunction is a well recognized feature of dengue infections, often demonstrated by hepatomegaly and mild-to-moderate increases in transaminase levels although jaundice and acute liver failure are generally uncommon. Debate continues as to whether dengue associated hepatic dysfunction indicates a direct viral effect, arises secondary to an aggressive host immune response to the virus, or reflects a complex interaction of these two mechanisms.

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What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

What is the best way to increase blood platelets in dengue fever?

Platelet transfusion: There is no known medication to counteract the Dengue virus, so the treatments are aimed at the symptoms and signs. Medications are not available to raise platelet count. Should the count fall low enough that bleeding is a risk, platelet transfusion is the only option to address the problem.

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I'm dengue fever positive. What can I do to increase my blood platelet level? Is there any food which I need to avoid?

I'm dengue fever positive. What can I do to increase my blood platelet level? Is there any food which I need to avoid?

Not likely: May not be dengue related, if there is no bleeind or bruising an platlet count is above 100, then may just need to wait it out, should go to a blood specialist to make sure there is nothing else wnong.

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How does thrompocytopenia result in Hemorrhage? . What's the Main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?

How does thrompocytopenia result in Hemorrhage? . What's the Main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?

See below: Platelets are the first line of defense in plugging any hole in a blood vessel. Microscopic holes happen with natural activity. Lack of platelets allows bleeding. Thrombocytopeina in Dengue occurs to due a combination of issues. You may consult this site for information. Http://www. Who. Int/csr/resources/publications/dengue/012-23.pdf

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My dad is recovering from dengue fever disease, and the ALT and AST result are 148 and 115, respectively. Is that a big problem?

My dad is recovering from dengue fever disease, and the ALT and AST result are 148 and 115, respectively. Is that a big problem?

Dengue: Great to hear your dad is recovering - dengue can be a particularly nasty virus. Those liver numbers, fortunately, are only mildly elevated and if his symptoms are getting better, I'm convinced he'll make a full recovery. Dengue can cause low blood pressure, which may have caused those liver abnormalities in the first place. You can check a follow up test in a few days with the platelet count.

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