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Dengue Fever And Itchy Rash On Skin
After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!
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
Please speak with: Your physician about use of antihistamines to help reduce itching. Take care. ...Read more
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?
Hi - my female partner had recurring dengue fever like symptoms (aching joints/muscles mostly), but without the rash, and has tested negative for both?
Well not dengue: Your friend should go to doctor for exam. Then she can get a diagnosis and be able to treat those symptoms properly ...Read more
Hi I am having so many rashes on my feet, stomache and mostly left arm, I wonder if it's chicken pox or dengue....the rashes are itchy and im fever. Tq?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How does thrompocytopenia result in Hemorrhage? . What's the Main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?
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
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
Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.
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
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
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
There are no currently available vaccines against dengue. See
http://www. Cdc. Gov/dengue/prevention/index. Html
for more information. ...Read more