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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. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I came back from Mozambique, Tete region with a bad rash and I feel lethargic. I suspect I have Dengue Fever, is this possible & should I be worried?

I came back from Mozambique, Tete region with a bad rash and I feel lethargic. I suspect I have Dengue Fever, is this possible & should I be worried?

Of course: Yes, you need to worry. See a Dr if you can. Dengue is called dengue FEVER because a prominent feature is high FEVER. Do you have a fever? You should be seen for the "bad rash" in any case. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

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'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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Biliary obstruction: On a theoretical basis if one had hemorrhagic fever due to dengue virus you could precipitate hemoglobin in the biliary radicals. Cannot imagine how anaphylactic shock would effect this. You need to discuss this at length with the doctors managing your condition. ...Read more

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After a week of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal? How long should I expect it to last?

It depends: As you know, dengue has three distinct phases - febrile, critical and recovery phases. It would be important to know where you are in the progression of this disease. Of course, not everyone has the same symptom complex at every phase of dengue. I do not find it alarming that you are still experiencing headache and light headedness one week out. However, you will want to consult with your doc. ...Read more

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After 2 weeks of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal? How long should I expect it to last?

After 2 weeks of dengue fever im still experiencing a headache and get light headed occasionally, is this normal? How long should I expect it to last?

Typically 7 days: Typically the initial episode of dengue lasts 7 days. Acetaminophen can help. If you have symptoms beyond 7 days you should contact your doctor again. Worrisome signs (abdominal pain, red spots, bleedig, breathing problems or cold /clammy etc) can develop a day or two after the fever breaks. Immediately go to an emergency room for evaluation of worsening symptoms after the fever breaks. ...Read more

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I had dengue fever on the 3rd until 10th July & I was treated in a hospital and I recovered. My last cycle was on 26th June. I'm 8 days late. Neg HPT.

I had dengue fever on the 3rd until 10th July & I was treated in a hospital and I recovered. My last cycle was on 26th June. I'm 8 days late. Neg HPT.

Late cycle: You may not have ovulated this month. However, I would recheck a pregnancy test in a few days to be safe as some tests pick up at a level of 15 and others 25. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

Research: There are no currently available vaccines against dengue. See

http://www. Cdc. Gov/dengue/prevention/index. Html

for more information. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

If you have severe: Dengue fever - it would be more likely, then with a mild case. ...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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more